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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 = Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:30:00 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 Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 41' North, Longitude: 23° 35' East

The ground speed is currently 450.81 meters/second, 1622.9 kilometres/hour, 1008.4 miles/hour or 876.3 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' 00.1"16.81 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.81 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.8"1008.28 miWest0° 00' 47.3"0.91 miSouth1008.31 mi
24 hours0° 03' 09.6"3.54 miWest0° 19' 04.8"21.86 miSouth22.15 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 19' North, Longitude: 83° 43' West

The ground speed is currently 435.96 meters/second, 1569.5 kilometres/hour, 975.2 miles/hour or 847.4 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' 29.0"16.25 miWest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 miNorth16.25 mi
1 hour14° 29' 07.6"975.05 miWest0° 07' 38.3"8.75 miNorth974.83 mi
24 hours12° 18' 14.4"828.25 miEast2° 39' 30.1"182.77 miNorth843.44 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
Al-FashirSat 1:30 PM192 km119 miles104 nmEast E
AbéchéSat 11:30 AM298 km185 miles161 nmWest W
BiraoSat 11:30 AM385 km239 miles208 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FadaSat 11:30 AM443 km275 miles239 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MongoSat 11:30 AM556 km346 miles300 nmWest-southwest WSW
Faya-LargeauSat 11:30 AM671 km417 miles362 nmNorthwest NW
Al-UbayyidSat 1:30 PM721 km448 miles389 nmEast E
SarhSat 11:30 AM757 km470 miles409 nmSouthwest SW
BriaSat 11:30 AM810 km503 miles437 nmSouth-southwest SSW
WauSat 1:30 PM819 km509 miles442 nmSoutheast SE

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