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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 Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 15:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 49' North, Longitude: 45° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.78 meters/second, 1550.8 km/hour, 963.6 miles/hour or 837.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.06 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.7"963.24 miwest0° 00' 22.0"0.42 minorth963.22 mi
24 hours0° 02' 08.5"2.29 mieast0° 08' 36.0"9.86 minorth10.13 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 15:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 10' South, Longitude: 168° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 412.00 meters/second, 1483.2 km/hour, 921.6 miles/hour or 800.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.0"15.36 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 minorth15.36 mi
1 hour14° 29' 05.9"921.25 miwest0° 05' 20.2"6.12 minorth921.58 mi
24 hours347° 59' 12.0"764.15 miwest2° 37' 06.2"180.16 minorth792.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BridgetownSun 11:00 AM1771 km1100 miles956 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint John's (Antigua)Sun 11:00 AM1781 km1107 miles962 nmWest-southwest WSW
RoseauSun 11:00 AM1813 km1126 miles979 nmWest-southwest WSW
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Sun 11:00 AM1815 km1128 miles980 nmWest-southwest WSW
Fort-de-FranceSun 11:00 AM1818 km1130 miles982 nmWest-southwest WSW
CastriesSun 11:00 AM1841 km1144 miles994 nmWest-southwest WSW
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Sun 11:00 AM1862 km1157 miles1005 nmWest-southwest WSW
KingstownSun 11:00 AM1913 km1189 miles1033 nmWest-southwest WSW
CayenneSun 12:00 Noon2003 km1245 miles1082 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint George'sSun 11:00 AM2028 km1260 miles1095 nmWest-southwest WSW
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