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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 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 Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 21:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 32' North, Longitude: 135° 46' 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"999.73 miWest0° 00' 44.3"0.85 miNorth999.70 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 Latitude: 24° 02' South, Longitude: 100° 36' 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' 38.5"914.75 miWest0° 04' 09.0"4.76 miNorth915.01 mi
24 hours12° 12' 15.9"771.23 miEast2° 10' 39.9"149.86 miNorth791.85 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 AM2417 km1502 miles1305 nmWest-northwest WNW
Los Angeles *Sun 2:00 PM2700 km1678 miles1458 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Sun 2:00 PM2792 km1735 miles1508 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KiritimatiMon 11:00 AM2809 km1746 miles1517 nmWest-southwest WSW
HermosilloSun 2:00 PM2953 km1835 miles1594 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Sun 2:00 PM3063 km1903 miles1654 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixSun 2:00 PM3100 km1926 miles1674 nmNortheast NE
Salt Lake City *Sun 3:00 PM3623 km2251 miles1956 nmNortheast NE
Seattle *Sun 2:00 PM3766 km2340 miles2033 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Sun 4:00 PM3907 km2428 miles2109 nmEast-northeast ENE

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