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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 12:02:00 PM.

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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 12:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 58' North, Longitude: 1° 25' West

The ground speed is currently 438.79 meters/second, 1579.6 kilometres/hour, 981.5 miles/hour or 852.9 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"981.24 miWest0° 00' 35.0"0.67 miNorth981.22 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 Latitude: 16° 21' North, Longitude: 61° 51' East

The ground speed is currently 431.43 meters/second, 1553.1 kilometres/hour, 965.1 miles/hour or 838.6 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' 06.1"0.12 miSouth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 32' 11.4"964.85 miWest0° 06' 11.6"7.10 miSouth965.13 mi
24 hours11° 02' 00.6"732.41 miEast2° 48' 11.2"192.72 miSouth762.11 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
TimbuktuWed 12:02 PM296 km184 miles160 nmSouthwest SW
DoriWed 12:02 PM566 km352 miles306 nmSouth-southeast SSE
OuahigouyaWed 12:02 PM607 km377 miles328 nmSouth S
NiameyWed 1:02 PM712 km442 miles384 nmSouth-southeast SSE
OuagadougouWed 12:02 PM731 km454 miles395 nmSouth S
KoudougouWed 12:02 PM751 km467 miles405 nmSouth S
TamanrassetWed 1:02 PM836 km519 miles451 nmEast-northeast ENE
KoutialaWed 12:02 PM848 km527 miles458 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Bobo-DioulassoWed 12:02 PM916 km569 miles495 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ArlitWed 1:02 PM928 km576 miles501 nmEast E

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