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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 Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 14:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 10' North, Longitude: 43° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.82 meters/second, 1612.1 km/hour, 1001.7 miles/hour or 870.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.70 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.5"1001.61 miwest0° 00' 45.1"0.86 minorth1001.58 mi
24 hours0° 01' 43.5"1.92 miwest0° 17' 56.9"20.57 minorth20.66 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 14:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 25° 07' South, Longitude: 176° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 404.78 meters/second, 1457.2 km/hour, 905.5 miles/hour or 786.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"15.09 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.09 mi
1 hour14° 26' 53.3"905.12 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth905.13 mi
24 hours346° 59' 28.4"815.02 miwest0° 42' 10.1"48.38 minorth818.77 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CayenneSat 11:50 AM1488 km925 miles804 nmSouthwest SW
ParamariboSat 11:50 AM1642 km1020 miles886 nmSouthwest SW
BridgetownSat 10:50 AM1754 km1090 miles947 nmWest W
GeorgetownSat 10:50 AM1848 km1148 miles998 nmWest-southwest WSW
CastriesSat 10:50 AM1887 km1173 miles1019 nmWest W
Fort-de-FranceSat 10:50 AM1891 km1175 miles1021 nmWest W
BelémSat 11:50 AM1918 km1192 miles1036 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RoseauSat 10:50 AM1921 km1193 miles1037 nmWest W
KingstownSat 10:50 AM1926 km1197 miles1040 nmWest W
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Sat 10:50 AM1957 km1216 miles1057 nmWest W
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