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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 Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 22:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 38' North, Longitude: 151° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.03 meters/second, 1573.3 km/hour, 977.6 miles/hour or 849.5 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"977.36 miwest0° 00' 32.6"0.62 minorth977.34 mi
24 hours0° 00' 40.2"0.73 mieast0° 12' 53.6"14.78 minorth14.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 22:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 24' South, Longitude: 48° 55' 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' 23.8"15.24 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.24 mi
1 hour14° 23' 53.9"914.21 miwest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 misouth914.20 mi
24 hours14° 11' 09.1"900.73 mieast0° 38' 47.8"44.50 minorth904.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HiloWed 12:02 PM359 km223 miles194 nmWest W
WailukuWed 12:02 PM524 km326 miles283 nmWest-northwest WNW
HonoluluWed 12:02 PM672 km418 miles363 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 12:02 PM2060 km1280 miles1112 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayWed 11:02 AM2778 km1726 miles1500 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandWed 10:02 AM3456 km2148 miles1866 nmSouthwest SW
San Francisco *Wed 3:02 PM3468 km2155 miles1873 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Wed 3:02 PM3662 km2276 miles1977 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoWed 11:02 AM3859 km2398 miles2084 nmSouthwest SW
Las Vegas *Wed 3:02 PM4000 km2485 miles2160 nmNortheast NE
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