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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, June 19, 2014 at 12:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 25' North, Longitude: 11° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.77 meters/second, 1532.8 km/hour, 952.4 miles/hour or 827.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"952.06 miwest0° 00' 02.0"0.04 minorth952.06 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.2"3.46 mieast0° 00' 35.0"0.67 minorth3.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 28' North, Longitude: 105° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.18 meters/second, 1613.4 km/hour, 1002.5 miles/hour or 871.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 29' 35.5"1002.54 miwest0° 11' 18.8"12.96 minorth1002.61 mi
24 hours12° 03' 33.4"834.18 mieast4° 25' 41.3"304.28 minorth886.92 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Smara *Thu 1:48 PM369 km229 miles199 nmNorth N
Cape Bojador *Thu 1:48 PM395 km245 miles213 nmNorthwest NW
Dakhla *Thu 1:48 PM409 km254 miles221 nmWest W
El Aaiún *Thu 1:48 PM432 km268 miles233 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TidjikjaThu 12:48 PM542 km337 miles292 nmSouth S
NouadhibouThu 12:48 PM593 km368 miles320 nmWest-southwest WSW
TindoufThu 1:48 PM606 km377 miles327 nmNortheast NE
Las Palmas (ES-Canary) *Thu 1:48 PM629 km391 miles340 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NouakchottThu 12:48 PM725 km451 miles392 nmSouthwest SW
Agadir *Thu 1:48 PM810 km504 miles438 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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