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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 = Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 4:02:00 AM.

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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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 04:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 20' North, Longitude: 119° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.06 meters/second, 1533.8 km/hour, 953.1 miles/hour or 828.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.88 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miNorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.9"952.65 miWest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 miNorth952.64 mi
24 hours0° 03' 12.1"3.39 miEast0° 02' 05.1"2.39 miNorth4.15 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 04:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 56' South, Longitude: 55° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 410.81 meters/second, 1478.9 km/hour, 918.9 miles/hour or 798.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.32 miWest0° 00' 02.9"0.05 miNorth15.32 mi
1 hour14° 25' 05.8"918.61 miWest0° 02' 56.8"3.38 miNorth918.78 mi
24 hours13° 37' 57.1"868.58 miEast1° 48' 00.5"123.86 miNorth882.92 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KaohsiungThu 12:02 PM88 km55 miles47 nmEast-southeast ESE
TaichungThu 12:02 PM137 km85 miles74 nmNortheast NE
XiamenThu 12:02 PM203 km126 miles109 nmNorthwest NW
HsinchuThu 12:02 PM211 km131 miles114 nmNortheast NE
Taoyuan CityThu 12:02 PM250 km155 miles135 nmNortheast NE
TaipeiThu 12:02 PM270 km168 miles146 nmNortheast NE
ShantouThu 12:02 PM304 km189 miles164 nmWest W
FoochowThu 12:02 PM306 km190 miles165 nmNorth N
KowloonThu 12:02 PM565 km351 miles305 nmWest W
Hong KongThu 12:02 PM573 km356 miles309 nmWest W

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