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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

UTC time = Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 12:38:00 PM.

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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).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 12:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 09' North, Longitude: 7° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.75 meters/second, 1557.9 km/hour, 968.0 miles/hour or 841.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.13 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miSouth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.8"967.67 miWest0° 00' 25.7"0.49 miSouth967.69 mi
24 hours0° 01' 10.3"1.26 miEast0° 10' 26.7"11.98 miSouth12.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 12:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 28' North, Longitude: 120° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.15 meters/second, 1609.7 km/hour, 1000.2 miles/hour or 869.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.0"16.67 miWest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 miNorth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 29' 09.3"1000.17 miWest0° 11' 11.2"12.81 miNorth1000.15 mi
24 hours12° 13' 58.5"844.62 miEast4° 17' 07.6"294.47 miNorth891.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TidjikjaThu 12:38 PM464 km288 miles251 nmSouthwest SW
TindoufThu 1:38 PM722 km449 miles390 nmNorth N
SmaraThu 12:38 PM726 km451 miles392 nmNorth-northwest NNW
El AaiúnThu 12:38 PM852 km529 miles460 nmNorthwest NW
Cape BojadorThu 12:38 PM865 km537 miles467 nmNorthwest NW
DakhlaThu 12:38 PM869 km540 miles469 nmWest-northwest WNW
NouakchottThu 12:38 PM907 km564 miles490 nmWest-southwest WSW
BamakoThu 12:38 PM941 km585 miles508 nmSouth S
NouadhibouThu 12:38 PM944 km587 miles510 nmWest W
RossoThu 12:38 PM973 km605 miles526 nmWest-southwest WSW

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