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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, July 17, 2014 at 12:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 09' North, Longitude: 8° 14' 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"16.14 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.8"967.74 miwest0° 00' 25.7"0.49 misouth967.76 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: 121° 06' 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"1000.24 miwest0° 11' 11.2"12.81 minorth1000.22 mi
24 hours12° 13' 58.1"844.66 mieast4° 17' 06.3"294.47 minorth891.97 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 PM441 km274 miles238 nmSouthwest SW
SmaraThu 12:38 PM711 km442 miles384 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TindoufThu 1:38 PM722 km449 miles390 nmNorth N
El AaiúnThu 12:38 PM834 km518 miles450 nmNorthwest NW
DakhlaThu 12:38 PM841 km523 miles454 nmWest-northwest WNW
Cape BojadorThu 12:38 PM843 km524 miles455 nmNorthwest NW
NouakchottThu 12:38 PM880 km547 miles475 nmWest-southwest WSW
NouadhibouThu 12:38 PM915 km569 miles494 nmWest W
BamakoThu 12:38 PM942 km585 miles508 nmSouth S
RossoThu 12:38 PM948 km589 miles512 nmWest-southwest WSW
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