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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 = Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:56:00 AM.

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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 Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 54' North, Longitude: 15° 05' East

The ground speed is currently 438.97 meters/second, 1580.3 kilometres/hour, 981.9 miles/hour or 853.3 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"16.37 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.5"981.65 miWest0° 00' 35.1"0.67 miNorth981.62 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° 30' West

The ground speed is currently 424.83 meters/second, 1529.4 kilometres/hour, 950.3 miles/hour or 825.8 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' 25.7"15.84 miWest0° 00' 04.1"0.08 miSouth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 25' 37.4"950.05 miWest0° 04' 01.0"4.60 miSouth949.88 mi
24 hours13° 57' 20.7"919.02 miEast1° 03' 51.7"73.20 miSouth919.15 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
Faya-LargeauThu 11:56 AM437 km272 miles236 nmEast-southeast ESE
MoussoroThu 11:56 AM601 km373 miles324 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NdjamenaThu 11:56 AM752 km467 miles406 nmSouth S
ArlitThu 11:56 AM812 km504 miles438 nmWest W
AbéchéThu 11:56 AM831 km517 miles449 nmSoutheast SE
ZinderThu 11:56 AM862 km535 miles465 nmSouthwest SW
SabhaThu 12:56 PM904 km561 miles488 nmNorth N
KanoThu 11:56 AM1039 km646 miles561 nmSouthwest SW
AbujaThu 11:56 AM1363 km847 miles736 nmSouthwest SW
NiameyThu 11:56 AM1510 km938 miles815 nmWest-southwest WSW

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