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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

UTC time = Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 9:02:00 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 Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 21:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 37' North, Longitude: 136° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.06 meters/second, 1573.4 km/hour, 977.7 miles/hour or 849.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.29 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miNorth16.29 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.5"977.35 miWest0° 00' 32.7"0.62 miNorth977.32 mi
24 hours0° 00' 40.0"0.72 miEast0° 12' 54.4"14.80 miNorth14.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 21:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 24' South, Longitude: 63° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 408.82 meters/second, 1471.7 km/hour, 914.5 miles/hour or 794.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"15.24 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miSouth15.24 mi
1 hour14° 23' 51.3"914.13 miWest0° 00' 18.0"0.35 miSouth914.12 mi
24 hours14° 12' 37.6"902.26 miEast0° 35' 07.5"40.29 miNorth905.13 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 11:02 AM2246 km1396 miles1213 nmWest W
Tijuana *Wed 2:02 PM2402 km1492 miles1297 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Wed 2:02 PM2402 km1492 miles1297 nmNortheast NE
San Diego *Wed 2:02 PM2402 km1493 miles1297 nmNortheast NE
San Jose *Wed 2:02 PM2416 km1501 miles1305 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Wed 2:02 PM2423 km1506 miles1309 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexicali *Wed 2:02 PM2534 km1575 miles1368 nmNortheast NE
Sacramento *Wed 2:02 PM2546 km1582 miles1375 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Las Vegas *Wed 2:02 PM2766 km1719 miles1494 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloWed 2:02 PM2776 km1725 miles1499 nmEast-northeast ENE

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