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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 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 of the movement is currently 446.88 meters/second, 1608.8 km/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.66 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 of the movement is currently 410.42 meters/second, 1477.5 km/hour, 918.1 miles/hour or 797.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanMon 12:00 Noon377 km234 miles203 nmWest W
HagåtñaMon 12:00 Noon537 km334 miles290 nmWest-southwest WSW
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 AM2397 km1490 miles1294 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TokyoMon 11:00 AM2419 km1503 miles1306 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManokwariMon 11:00 AM2470 km1535 miles1334 nmSouthwest SW
NagoyaMon 11:00 AM2492 km1549 miles1346 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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