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Day and Night World Map

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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 40' North
Longitude: 13° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.12 meters/second, 1562.8 km/hour, 971.1 miles/hour or 843.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.19 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.6"970.81 miwest0° 00' 28.1"0.54 minorth970.79 mi
24 hours0° 01' 23.8"1.51 mieast0° 11' 06.7"12.74 minorth12.83 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 23' North
Longitude: 43° 60' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.22 meters/second, 1595.6 km/hour, 991.5 miles/hour or 861.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.52 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 27' 03.0"991.36 miwest0° 11' 19.3"12.97 minorth991.23 mi
24 hours13° 30' 11.5"926.36 mieast4° 18' 47.6"296.46 minorth967.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TidjikjaTue 12:48 PM293 km182 miles158 nmSoutheast SE
NouadhibouTue 12:48 PM411 km255 miles222 nmWest W
NouakchottTue 12:48 PM417 km259 miles225 nmSouthwest SW
DakhlaTue 12:48 PM445 km276 miles240 nmNorthwest NW
RossoTue 12:48 PM542 km337 miles293 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Cape BojadorTue 12:48 PM621 km386 miles335 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Saint-LouisTue 12:48 PM628 km390 miles339 nmSouthwest SW
SmaraTue 12:48 PM688 km427 miles371 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ToubaTue 12:48 PM707 km439 miles382 nmSouth-southwest SSW
El AaiúnTue 12:48 PM718 km446 miles388 nmNorth N
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