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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 23, 2012 at 23:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 167° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.77 meters/second, 1561.6 km/hour, 970.3 miles/hour or 843.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.17 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.5"969.97 miwest0° 00' 27.5"0.53 minorth969.94 mi
24 hours0° 01' 28.2"1.59 mieast0° 10' 52.9"12.48 minorth12.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 23:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 36' North, Longitude: 132° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.02 meters/second, 1512.1 km/hour, 939.6 miles/hour or 816.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.66 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 misouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 15.5"939.24 miwest0° 03' 46.0"4.32 misouth939.44 mi
24 hours11° 50' 05.4"766.46 mieast1° 57' 41.2"134.92 misouth782.92 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 1:08 PM1034 km642 miles558 nmEast E
MidwayWed 12:08 PM1271 km790 miles686 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiThu 1:08 PM2382 km1480 miles1286 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandWed 11:08 AM2467 km1533 miles1332 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandThu 11:08 AM2677 km1663 miles1445 nmWest W
MajuroThu 11:08 AM2720 km1690 miles1469 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaThu 11:08 AM2992 km1859 miles1616 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoThu 12:08 PM3357 km2086 miles1813 nmSouth S
Adak *Wed 2:08 PM3533 km2195 miles1908 nmNorth N
FunafutiThu 11:08 AM3540 km2200 miles1912 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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