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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 Sunday, April 4, 2010 at 21:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 54' North, Longitude: 134° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.48 meters/second, 1661.3 km/hour, 1032.3 miles/hour or 897.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1032.28 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 minorth1032.26 mi
24 hours0° 04' 19.1"4.95 miwest0° 22' 46.6"26.08 minorth26.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, April 4, 2010 at 21:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 25° 02' South, Longitude: 119° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 405.62 meters/second, 1460.2 km/hour, 907.3 miles/hour or 788.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"15.12 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 minorth15.12 mi
1 hour14° 28' 12.1"906.93 miwest0° 02' 09.1"2.47 minorth907.07 mi
24 hours12° 26' 05.5"779.47 mieast1° 25' 34.3"98.16 minorth790.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiMon 11:00 AM2599 km1615 miles1403 nmWest W
HonoluluSun 11:00 AM3061 km1902 miles1653 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteSun 11:00 AM3090 km1920 miles1668 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownSun 1:00 PM3456 km2147 miles1866 nmSouth S
Los Angeles *Sun 2:00 PM3527 km2192 miles1905 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloSun 2:00 PM3548 km2204 miles1916 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Sun 2:00 PM3727 km2316 miles2013 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixSun 2:00 PM3817 km2372 miles2061 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Sun 2:00 PM3875 km2408 miles2093 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Sun 4:00 PM4088 km2540 miles2207 nmEast-northeast ENE
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