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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 21:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 33' North
Longitude: 136° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.01 meters/second, 1609.2 km/hour, 999.9 miles/hour or 868.9 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"999.80 miwest0° 00' 44.3"0.85 minorth999.77 mi
24 hours0° 01' 33.0"1.72 miwest0° 17' 37.6"20.20 minorth20.27 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 21:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 24° 01' South
Longitude: 100° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 409.10 meters/second, 1472.8 km/hour, 915.1 miles/hour or 795.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"15.25 miwest0° 00' 04.1"0.08 minorth15.25 mi
1 hour14° 28' 38.6"914.82 miwest0° 04' 09.1"4.76 minorth915.08 mi
24 hours12° 12' 13.9"771.26 mieast2° 10' 42.9"149.92 minorth791.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluSun 11:00 AM2389 km1485 miles1290 nmWest-northwest WNW
Los Angeles *Sun 2:00 PM2718 km1689 miles1467 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiMon 11:00 AM2784 km1730 miles1503 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Francisco *Sun 2:00 PM2803 km1742 miles1513 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloSun 2:00 PM2976 km1849 miles1607 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Sun 2:00 PM3081 km1915 miles1664 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixSun 2:00 PM3121 km1939 miles1685 nmNortheast NE
Salt Lake City *Sun 3:00 PM3642 km2263 miles1966 nmNortheast NE
Seattle *Sun 2:00 PM3774 km2345 miles2038 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Vancouver *Sun 2:00 PM3922 km2437 miles2118 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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