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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, June 12, 2013 at 11:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 10' North
Longitude: 14° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.57 meters/second, 1535.7 km/hour, 954.2 miles/hour or 829.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.90 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.1"953.85 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth953.84 mi
24 hours0° 03' 08.7"3.34 mieast0° 03' 23.9"3.90 minorth5.13 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 11:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 34' North
Longitude: 57° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.37 meters/second, 1567.3 km/hour, 973.9 miles/hour or 846.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.23 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 32' 37.0"973.77 miwest0° 07' 18.4"8.37 misouth974.07 mi
24 hours10° 51' 38.4"727.23 mieast3° 12' 17.1"220.32 misouth764.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Sabha *Wed 1:02 PM429 km267 miles232 nmNorth N
AgadezWed 12:02 PM945 km587 miles510 nmSouthwest SW
Tripoli *Wed 1:02 PM1082 km672 miles584 nmNorth N
NdjamenaWed 12:02 PM1228 km763 miles663 nmSouth S
KanoWed 12:02 PM1375 km854 miles742 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Valletta *Wed 1:02 PM1411 km877 miles762 nmNorth N
TunisWed 12:02 PM1558 km968 miles841 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NiameyWed 12:02 PM1664 km1034 miles898 nmSouthwest SW
AbujaWed 12:02 PM1720 km1069 miles929 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AlexandriaWed 1:02 PM1794 km1115 miles969 nmEast-northeast ENE
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