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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 10:02:00 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).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 23' 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"977.30 miWest0° 00' 32.6"0.62 miNorth977.27 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: 49° 11' 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' 53.8"914.14 miWest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 miSouth914.14 mi
24 hours14° 11' 10.8"900.70 miEast0° 38' 43.7"44.42 miNorth903.96 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 PM388 km241 miles209 nmWest W
WailukuWed 12:02 PM553 km343 miles298 nmWest-northwest WNW
HonoluluWed 12:02 PM700 km435 miles378 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 12:02 PM2069 km1285 miles1117 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayWed 11:02 AM2804 km1742 miles1514 nmWest-northwest WNW
San Francisco *Wed 3:02 PM3448 km2143 miles1862 nmNortheast NE
Baker IslandWed 10:02 AM3480 km2162 miles1879 nmSouthwest SW
Los Angeles *Wed 3:02 PM3638 km2260 miles1964 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoWed 11:02 AM3874 km2407 miles2092 nmSouthwest SW
Las Vegas *Wed 3:02 PM3976 km2471 miles2147 nmNortheast NE

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