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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 10:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 58' North
Longitude: 15° 49' East

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

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.36 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.3"981.38 miwest0° 00' 35.0"0.67 minorth981.35 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 28' North
Longitude: 78° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.16 meters/second, 1552.2 km/hour, 964.5 miles/hour or 838.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.08 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 misouth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 32' 09.9"964.31 miwest0° 06' 06.5"7.00 misouth964.59 mi
24 hours11° 02' 31.6"732.59 mieast2° 46' 16.7"190.55 misouth761.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NdjamenaWed 11:52 AM762 km474 miles412 nmSouth S
AgadezWed 11:52 AM857 km533 miles463 nmWest-southwest WSW
ZinderWed 11:52 AM925 km575 miles499 nmSouthwest SW
KanoWed 11:52 AM1098 km682 miles593 nmSouthwest SW
AbujaWed 11:52 AM1427 km887 miles771 nmSouthwest SW
Tripoli *Wed 12:52 PM1566 km973 miles846 nmNorth N
NiameyWed 11:52 AM1583 km983 miles855 nmWest-southwest WSW
BanguiWed 11:52 AM1642 km1020 miles887 nmSouth S
YaoundéWed 11:52 AM1736 km1078 miles937 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KhartoumWed 1:52 PM1816 km1128 miles980 nmEast E
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