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Day and Night World Map

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The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 12:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 29' North
Longitude: 8° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.56 meters/second, 1593.2 km/hour, 990.0 miles/hour or 860.3 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.50 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.4"989.79 miwest0° 00' 39.5"0.76 minorth989.76 mi
24 hours0° 00' 32.3"0.59 miwest0° 15' 42.8"18.01 minorth18.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 12:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 11' North
Longitude: 13° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.41 meters/second, 1553.1 km/hour, 965.0 miles/hour or 838.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.08 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 minorth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 31' 20.6"964.87 miwest0° 06' 25.5"7.37 minorth964.64 mi
24 hours11° 32' 10.8"766.53 mieast2° 11' 30.0"150.73 minorth776.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TidjikjaThu 12:28 PM365 km227 miles197 nmWest-northwest WNW
BamakoThu 12:28 PM535 km333 miles289 nmSouth S
KoutialaThu 12:28 PM634 km394 miles342 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TambacoundaThu 12:28 PM718 km446 miles388 nmSouthwest SW
SikassoThu 12:28 PM734 km456 miles396 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Bobo-DioulassoThu 12:28 PM813 km505 miles439 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RossoThu 12:28 PM820 km509 miles443 nmWest W
NouakchottThu 12:28 PM831 km516 miles448 nmWest W
KoudougouThu 12:28 PM851 km529 miles460 nmSoutheast SE
GabúThu 12:28 PM869 km540 miles469 nmSouthwest SW
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