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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 11:12:00 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 11:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 58' North, Longitude: 11° 05' East

The ground speed is currently 438.81 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"981.29 miWest0° 00' 35.0"0.67 miNorth981.26 mi
24 hours0° 00' 17.6"0.32 miEast0° 13' 52.3"15.90 miNorth15.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 11:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 27' North, Longitude: 73° 58' East

The ground speed is currently 431.23 meters/second, 1552.4 kilometres/hour, 964.6 miles/hour or 838.2 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"16.08 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 miSouth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 32' 10.2"964.41 miWest0° 06' 08.0"7.03 miSouth964.69 mi
24 hours11° 02' 23.0"732.51 miEast2° 46' 48.2"191.14 miSouth761.80 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
ArlitWed 12:12 PM391 km243 miles211 nmWest W
AgadezWed 12:12 PM396 km246 miles214 nmWest-southwest WSW
ZinderWed 12:12 PM613 km381 miles331 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TamanrassetWed 12:12 PM718 km446 miles387 nmNorthwest NW
MaradiWed 12:12 PM740 km460 miles400 nmSouthwest SW
KanoWed 12:12 PM819 km509 miles442 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Faya-LargeauWed 12:12 PM854 km531 miles461 nmEast E
NdjamenaWed 12:12 PM869 km540 miles469 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Sabha *Wed 1:12 PM958 km595 miles517 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KadunaWed 12:12 PM1013 km630 miles547 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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