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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 15:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 46' North, Longitude: 48° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.53 meters/second, 1607.5 km/hour, 998.9 miles/hour or 868.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.65 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.65 mi
1 hour15° 00' 03.8"998.64 miwest0° 00' 43.9"0.84 minorth998.61 mi
24 hours0° 01' 26.6"1.60 miwest0° 17' 25.7"19.97 minorth20.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 3, 2010 at 15:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 28' South, Longitude: 162° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.51 meters/second, 1492.2 km/hour, 927.2 miles/hour or 805.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"15.45 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 minorth15.45 mi
1 hour14° 29' 59.3"926.89 miwest0° 06' 10.3"7.08 minorth927.26 mi
24 hours11° 39' 15.9"745.11 mieast2° 54' 34.6"200.17 minorth778.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BridgetownMon 11:10 AM1257 km781 miles679 nmWest-southwest WSW
CayenneMon 12:10 PM1277 km794 miles690 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ParamariboMon 12:10 PM1332 km828 miles719 nmSouthwest SW
CastriesMon 11:10 AM1380 km858 miles745 nmWest W
Fort-de-FranceMon 11:10 AM1380 km858 miles745 nmWest W
RoseauMon 11:10 AM1406 km874 miles759 nmWest W
KingstownMon 11:10 AM1425 km885 miles769 nmWest W
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Mon 11:10 AM1440 km895 miles778 nmWest W
Saint John's (Antigua)Mon 11:10 AM1456 km905 miles786 nmWest W
GeorgetownMon 11:10 AM1463 km909 miles790 nmSouthwest SW
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