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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 31, 2010 at 15:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 57' North, Longitude: 45° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.34 meters/second, 1549.2 km/hour, 962.7 miles/hour or 836.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.05 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.5"962.33 miwest0° 00' 21.0"0.40 minorth962.31 mi
24 hours0° 02' 14.8"2.40 mieast0° 08' 13.2"9.43 minorth9.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 31, 2010 at 15:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 33' South, Longitude: 179° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.48 meters/second, 1513.7 km/hour, 940.6 miles/hour or 817.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.68 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.5"940.33 miwest0° 07' 45.7"8.90 minorth940.77 mi
24 hours11° 17' 09.6"731.22 mieast3° 28' 51.5"239.44 minorth776.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BridgetownMon 11:00 AM1758 km1092 miles949 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint John's (Antigua)Mon 11:00 AM1761 km1094 miles951 nmWest-southwest WSW
RoseauMon 11:00 AM1795 km1116 miles969 nmWest-southwest WSW
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Mon 11:00 AM1796 km1116 miles970 nmWest-southwest WSW
Fort-de-FranceMon 11:00 AM1802 km1119 miles973 nmWest-southwest WSW
CastriesMon 11:00 AM1826 km1135 miles986 nmWest-southwest WSW
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Mon 11:00 AM1841 km1144 miles994 nmWest-southwest WSW
KingstownMon 11:00 AM1899 km1180 miles1025 nmWest-southwest WSW
CayenneMon 12:00 Noon2009 km1248 miles1085 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint George'sMon 11:00 AM2014 km1252 miles1088 nmWest-southwest WSW
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