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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 Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 11:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 29' North
Longitude: 2° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.74 meters/second, 1543.5 km/hour, 959.1 miles/hour or 833.4 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.99 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.4"958.74 miwest0° 00' 17.0"0.32 minorth958.72 mi
24 hours0° 02' 39.5"2.83 mieast0° 06' 36.5"7.58 minorth8.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 11:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 19' North
Longitude: 45° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.22 meters/second, 1581.2 km/hour, 982.5 miles/hour or 853.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.38 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 32' 06.8"982.39 miwest0° 08' 32.2"9.78 minorth982.18 mi
24 hours11° 13' 27.6"758.66 mieast3° 06' 45.4"214.00 minorth783.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
In SalahTue 12:48 PM523 km325 miles282 nmNorth N
AdrarTue 12:48 PM653 km406 miles353 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AgadezTue 12:48 PM852 km529 miles460 nmSoutheast SE
NiameyTue 12:48 PM993 km617 miles536 nmSouth S
OuagadougouTue 11:48 AM1191 km740 miles643 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KanoTue 12:48 PM1334 km829 miles720 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Marrakech *Tue 12:48 PM1438 km893 miles776 nmNorthwest NW
Fes *Tue 12:48 PM1466 km911 miles792 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BamakoTue 11:48 AM1542 km958 miles833 nmSouthwest SW
AbujaTue 12:48 PM1561 km970 miles843 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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