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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 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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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 55' North, Longitude: 7° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.22 meters/second, 1628.0 km/hour, 1011.6 miles/hour or 879.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.86 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth16.86 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.7"1011.43 miwest0° 00' 49.3"0.94 minorth1011.41 mi
24 hours0° 02' 36.4"2.93 miwest0° 19' 37.4"22.48 minorth22.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 26' South, Longitude: 51° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.87 meters/second, 1601.5 km/hour, 995.1 miles/hour or 864.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.58 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 28' 34.6"995.04 miwest0° 10' 52.3"12.45 minorth995.30 mi
24 hours12° 27' 25.5"856.26 mieast4° 28' 09.6"307.10 minorth912.38 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MaradiThu 12:30 PM64 km40 miles34 nmNorth N
KanoThu 12:30 PM190 km118 miles103 nmEast-southeast ESE
SokotoThu 12:30 PM196 km122 miles106 nmWest W
ZariaThu 12:30 PM218 km136 miles118 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ZinderThu 12:30 PM233 km145 miles126 nmEast-northeast ENE
KadunaThu 12:30 PM269 km167 miles145 nmSouth S
AbujaThu 12:30 PM429 km267 miles232 nmSouth S
AgadezThu 12:30 PM460 km286 miles248 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KandiThu 12:30 PM489 km304 miles264 nmWest-southwest WSW
NiameyThu 12:30 PM538 km334 miles290 nmWest W
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