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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 12:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 58' North
Longitude: 1° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.79 meters/second, 1579.6 km/hour, 981.5 miles/hour or 852.9 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"981.31 miwest0° 00' 35.0"0.67 minorth981.28 mi
24 hours0° 00' 18.0"0.33 mieast0° 13' 51.6"15.89 minorth15.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 12:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 21' North
Longitude: 61° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.43 meters/second, 1553.2 km/hour, 965.1 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' 32.2"16.09 miwest0° 00' 06.1"0.12 misouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 32' 11.4"964.93 miwest0° 06' 11.7"7.10 misouth965.21 mi
24 hours11° 02' 00.0"732.46 mieast2° 48' 12.9"192.77 misouth762.17 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NiameyWed 1:02 PM728 km452 miles393 nmSoutheast SE
OuagadougouWed 12:02 PM731 km454 miles395 nmSouth S
KoudougouWed 12:02 PM747 km464 miles404 nmSouth S
KoutialaWed 12:02 PM833 km518 miles450 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Bobo-DioulassoWed 12:02 PM906 km563 miles489 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SikassoWed 12:02 PM949 km590 miles513 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BamakoWed 12:02 PM973 km604 miles525 nmSouthwest SW
KanoWed 1:02 PM1339 km832 miles723 nmSoutheast SE
YamoussoukroWed 12:02 PM1399 km870 miles756 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AbujaWed 1:02 PM1445 km898 miles780 nmSoutheast SE
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