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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, May 2, 2010 at 14:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 28' North, Longitude: 43° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.18 meters/second, 1609.8 km/hour, 1000.3 miles/hour or 869.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.67 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.67 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.0"1000.10 miwest0° 00' 44.4"0.85 minorth1000.07 mi
24 hours0° 01' 35.1"1.76 miwest0° 17' 41.5"20.28 minorth20.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 14:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 24° 24' South, Longitude: 170° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 407.68 meters/second, 1467.7 km/hour, 912.0 miles/hour or 792.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"15.20 miwest0° 00' 03.2"0.06 minorth15.20 mi
1 hour14° 28' 13.0"911.57 miwest0° 03' 23.6"3.89 minorth911.78 mi
24 hours12° 23' 09.8"780.37 mieast1° 54' 05.4"130.86 minorth796.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CayenneSun 11:50 AM1531 km951 miles826 nmSouthwest SW
ParamariboSun 11:50 AM1683 km1046 miles909 nmSouthwest SW
BridgetownSun 10:50 AM1784 km1109 miles963 nmWest W
GeorgetownSun 10:50 AM1887 km1173 miles1019 nmWest-southwest WSW
CastriesSun 10:50 AM1915 km1190 miles1034 nmWest W
Fort-de-FranceSun 10:50 AM1918 km1192 miles1036 nmWest W
RoseauSun 10:50 AM1946 km1209 miles1051 nmWest W
KingstownSun 10:50 AM1955 km1215 miles1056 nmWest W
BelémSun 11:50 AM1957 km1216 miles1057 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Sun 10:50 AM1981 km1231 miles1069 nmWest W
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