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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Monday, May 3, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM.

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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 Monday, May 3, 2010 at 02:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 36' North, Longitude: 149° 14' East

The ground speed is currently 446.88 meters/second, 1608.8 kilometres/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.66 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.66 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.0"999.43 miWest0° 00' 44.1"0.85 miNorth999.40 mi
24 hours0° 01' 31.3"1.69 miWest0° 17' 34.3"20.14 miNorth20.21 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 3, 2010 at 02:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 40' South, Longitude: 28° 12' East

The ground speed is currently 410.42 meters/second, 1477.5 kilometres/hour, 918.1 miles/hour or 797.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"15.30 miWest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 miNorth15.30 mi
1 hour14° 28' 59.9"917.71 miWest0° 04' 44.1"5.43 miNorth918.00 mi
24 hours12° 03' 14.6"763.88 miEast2° 23' 29.2"164.55 miNorth787.97 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanMon 12:00 Noon377 km234 miles203 nmWest W
HagåtñaMon 12:00 Noon537 km334 miles290 nmWest-southwest WSW
WenoMon 12:00 Noon945 km587 miles510 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirMon 1:00 PM1368 km850 miles739 nmSoutheast SE
MelekeokMon 11:00 AM1827 km1135 miles986 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandMon 2:00 PM1893 km1176 miles1022 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraMon 11:00 AM2215 km1377 miles1196 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YokohamaMon 11:00 AM2401 km1492 miles1296 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TokyoMon 11:00 AM2419 km1503 miles1306 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManokwariMon 11:00 AM2470 km1535 miles1334 nmSouthwest SW

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