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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 1, 2013 at 23:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 21' North, Longitude: 169° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.42 meters/second, 1610.7 km/hour, 1000.9 miles/hour or 869.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.68 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.1"1000.66 miwest0° 00' 44.7"0.86 minorth1000.63 mi
24 hours0° 01' 37.7"1.81 miwest0° 17' 47.6"20.39 minorth20.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 23:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 56' South, Longitude: 97° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.12 meters/second, 1562.8 km/hour, 971.1 miles/hour or 843.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.18 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.18 mi
1 hour14° 27' 40.9"970.93 miwest0° 08' 55.6"10.23 minorth971.29 mi
24 hours12° 35' 27.3"845.38 mieast3° 51' 56.9"265.73 minorth892.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 1:14 PM1372 km853 miles741 nmEast-northeast ENE
MidwayWed 12:14 PM1652 km1027 miles892 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Baker IslandWed 11:14 AM1855 km1153 miles1002 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiThu 1:14 PM1984 km1233 miles1071 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroThu 11:14 AM2318 km1440 miles1251 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaThu 11:14 AM2486 km1544 miles1342 nmSouthwest SW
Wake IslandThu 11:14 AM2597 km1614 miles1402 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoThu 12:14 PM2742 km1704 miles1481 nmSouth S
FunafutiThu 11:14 AM2930 km1821 miles1582 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenThu 11:14 AM3156 km1961 miles1704 nmWest-southwest WSW
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