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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 = Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 4:00:00 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 Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 16:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 29' North, Longitude: 60° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.15 meters/second, 1609.7 km/hour, 1000.2 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"1000.03 miWest0° 00' 44.4"0.85 miNorth1000.00 mi
24 hours0° 01' 34.8"1.76 miWest0° 17' 40.8"20.26 miNorth20.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 16:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 24° 21' South, Longitude: 172° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 407.93 meters/second, 1468.6 km/hour, 912.5 miles/hour or 793.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.2"15.21 miWest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 miNorth15.21 mi
1 hour14° 28' 17.7"912.13 miWest0° 03' 32.3"4.06 miNorth912.35 mi
24 hours347° 38' 52.3"778.64 miWest1° 57' 17.5"134.53 miNorth795.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RoseauSun 12:00 Noon71 km44 miles38 nmWest-southwest WSW
Fort-de-FranceSun 12:00 Noon103 km64 miles55 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Pointe-à-PitreSun 12:00 Noon118 km74 miles64 nmNorthwest NW
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Sun 12:00 Noon119 km74 miles64 nmWest-northwest WNW
CastriesSun 12:00 Noon165 km102 miles89 nmSouth S
Vieux FortSun 12:00 Noon195 km121 miles105 nmSouth S
BradesSun 12:00 Noon212 km132 miles115 nmNorthwest NW
Saint John's (Antigua)Sun 12:00 Noon215 km134 miles116 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstownSun 12:00 Noon262 km163 miles142 nmSouth S
Codrington (Barbuda)Sun 12:00 Noon265 km165 miles143 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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