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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, May 15, 2014 at 10:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 54' North, Longitude: 14° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.97 meters/second, 1580.3 km/hour, 981.9 miles/hour or 853.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.37 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.5"981.71 miwest0° 00' 35.1"0.67 minorth981.69 mi
24 hours0° 00' 14.0"0.25 mieast0° 13' 56.6"15.99 minorth15.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 50' South, Longitude: 155° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.83 meters/second, 1529.4 km/hour, 950.3 miles/hour or 825.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.5"15.84 miwest0° 00' 04.1"0.08 misouth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 25' 37.4"950.10 miwest0° 04' 00.9"4.60 misouth949.94 mi
24 hours13° 57' 21.8"919.10 mieast1° 03' 48.4"73.15 misouth919.22 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NdjamenaThu 11:56 AM752 km467 miles406 nmSouth S
AgadezThu 11:56 AM754 km468 miles407 nmWest-southwest WSW
ZinderThu 11:56 AM839 km521 miles453 nmSouthwest SW
MaradiThu 11:56 AM1018 km632 miles550 nmSouthwest SW
KanoThu 11:56 AM1019 km633 miles550 nmSouthwest SW
AbujaThu 11:56 AM1355 km842 miles731 nmSouthwest SW
NiameyThu 11:56 AM1482 km921 miles800 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tripoli *Thu 12:56 PM1559 km968 miles842 nmNorth N
BanguiThu 11:56 AM1659 km1031 miles896 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YaoundéThu 11:56 AM1703 km1058 miles920 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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