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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 31, 2010 at 3:00:00 PM.

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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 31, 2010 at 15:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 57' North, Longitude: 45° 35' West

The ground speed is currently 430.34 meters/second, 1549.2 kilometres/hour, 962.7 miles/hour or 836.5 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° 14' 59.9"16.04 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miNorth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.5"962.27 miWest0° 00' 21.0"0.40 miNorth962.25 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° 30' West

The ground speed is currently 420.47 meters/second, 1513.7 kilometres/hour, 940.6 miles/hour or 817.3 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' 30.8"15.68 miWest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 miNorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.5"940.25 miWest0° 07' 45.7"8.90 miNorth940.69 mi
24 hours11° 17' 11.6"731.19 miEast3° 28' 49.5"239.38 miNorth776.81 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
BridgetownMon 11:00 AM1782 km1108 miles962 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint John's (Antigua)Mon 11:00 AM1788 km1111 miles966 nmWest-southwest WSW
RoseauMon 11:00 AM1822 km1132 miles984 nmWest-southwest WSW
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Mon 11:00 AM1823 km1133 miles984 nmWest-southwest WSW
Fort-de-FranceMon 11:00 AM1828 km1136 miles987 nmWest-southwest WSW
CastriesMon 11:00 AM1853 km1151 miles1000 nmWest-southwest WSW
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Mon 11:00 AM1870 km1162 miles1010 nmWest-southwest WSW
KingstownMon 11:00 AM1924 km1195 miles1039 nmWest-southwest WSW
CayenneMon 12:00 Noon2019 km1255 miles1090 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint George'sMon 11:00 AM2039 km1267 miles1101 nmWest-southwest WSW

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