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Day and Night World Map

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

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 10:52:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 10:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 58' North, Longitude: 16° 05' East

The ground speed is currently 438.82 meters/second, 1579.7 kilometres/hour, 981.6 miles/hour or 853.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.36 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.3"981.31 miWest0° 00' 35.0"0.67 miNorth981.28 mi
24 hours0° 00' 17.5"0.32 miEast0° 13' 52.5"15.91 miNorth15.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 10:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 29' North, Longitude: 78° 49' East

The ground speed is currently 431.15 meters/second, 1552.1 kilometres/hour, 964.5 miles/hour or 838.1 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.07 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 miSouth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 32' 09.9"964.24 miWest0° 06' 06.5"7.00 miSouth964.51 mi
24 hours11° 02' 32.2"732.55 miEast2° 46' 14.7"190.50 miSouth761.67 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Faya-LargeauWed 11:52 AM338 km210 miles182 nmEast-southeast ESE
MoussoroWed 11:52 AM590 km366 miles318 nmSouth S
FadaWed 11:52 AM614 km381 miles331 nmEast-southeast ESE
AbéchéWed 11:52 AM761 km473 miles411 nmSoutheast SE
NdjamenaWed 11:52 AM766 km476 miles414 nmSouth S
Sabha *Wed 12:52 PM911 km566 miles492 nmNorth N
ArlitWed 11:52 AM917 km570 miles495 nmWest W
Kufra *Wed 12:52 PM944 km587 miles510 nmNortheast NE
ZinderWed 11:52 AM949 km589 miles512 nmSouthwest SW
KanoWed 11:52 AM1119 km695 miles604 nmSouthwest SW

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