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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

UTC time = Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 9:00:00 PM.

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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, May 1, 2010 at 21:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 15' North, Longitude: 135° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.65 meters/second, 1611.5 km/hour, 1001.4 miles/hour or 870.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.69 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 miNorth16.69 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.3"1001.17 miWest0° 00' 45.0"0.86 miNorth1001.14 mi
24 hours0° 01' 41.3"1.88 miWest0° 17' 53.0"20.49 miNorth20.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 21:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 25° 03' South, Longitude: 87° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 405.09 meters/second, 1458.3 km/hour, 906.2 miles/hour or 787.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"15.10 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth15.10 mi
1 hour14° 27' 10.3"905.76 miWest0° 01' 02.5"1.20 miNorth905.83 mi
24 hours12° 51' 58.6"806.41 miEast1° 01' 39.5"70.73 miNorth812.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluSat 11:00 AM2431 km1511 miles1313 nmWest-northwest WNW
Los Angeles *Sat 2:00 PM2724 km1693 miles1471 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiSun 11:00 AM2795 km1737 miles1509 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Francisco *Sat 2:00 PM2820 km1753 miles1523 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloSat 2:00 PM2969 km1845 miles1603 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Sat 2:00 PM3087 km1918 miles1667 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixSat 2:00 PM3121 km1939 miles1685 nmNortheast NE
Salt Lake City *Sat 3:00 PM3649 km2267 miles1970 nmNortheast NE
Seattle *Sat 2:00 PM3797 km2359 miles2050 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Sat 4:00 PM3911 km2430 miles2112 nmEast-northeast ENE

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