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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= 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)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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## Position of the Sun

On Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 05:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' North, Longitude: 103° 28' East

The ground speed is currently 425.73 meters/second, 1532.6 kilometres/hour, 952.3 miles/hour or 827.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.87 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miSouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"951.89 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth951.89 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.6"3.47 miEast0° 00' 18.5"0.36 miSouth3.49 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 05:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 39' North, Longitude: 122° 23' East

The ground speed is currently 425.16 meters/second, 1530.6 kilometres/hour, 951.1 miles/hour or 826.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.85 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 miSouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 30' 21.0"950.79 miWest0° 06' 08.9"7.05 miSouth951.10 mi
24 hours11° 45' 42.9"771.01 miEast2° 52' 27.2"197.66 miSouth801.91 mi

## Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KunmingThu 1:08 PM193 km120 miles104 nm NNW
Xam NeuaThu 12:08 PM340 km211 miles184 nm S
HanoiThu 12:08 PM363 km225 miles196 nm SE
Luang PrabangThu 12:08 PM416 km259 miles225 nm SSW
Hai PhongThu 12:08 PM438 km272 miles236 nm SE
GuiyangThu 1:08 PM478 km297 miles258 nm NE
NanningThu 1:08 PM502 km312 miles271 nm E
VientianeThu 12:08 PM612 km380 miles331 nm S
Udon ThaniThu 12:08 PM671 km417 miles363 nm S
LeshanThu 1:08 PM680 km423 miles367 nm N