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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 = Monday, May 6, 2013 at 5:48:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Monday, May 6, 2013 at 17:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 44' North, Longitude: 87° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.35 meters/second, 1599.7 km/hour, 994.0 miles/hour or 863.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.57 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.57 mi
1 hour15° 00' 02.5"993.74 miWest0° 00' 41.5"0.79 miNorth993.72 mi
24 hours0° 00' 56.5"1.04 miWest0° 16' 30.7"18.93 miNorth18.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 6, 2013 at 17:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 32' North, Longitude: 124° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.64 meters/second, 1607.9 km/hour, 999.1 miles/hour or 868.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.65 miWest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 miNorth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 32' 12.2"999.00 miWest0° 10' 24.4"11.92 miNorth998.90 mi
24 hours11° 08' 25.6"765.61 miEast3° 57' 51.5"272.44 miNorth809.21 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DangrigaMon 11:48 AM47 km29 miles26 nmNorthwest NW
Belize CityMon 11:48 AM93 km58 miles50 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TelaMon 11:48 AM113 km70 miles61 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BelmopanMon 11:48 AM114 km71 miles61 nmWest-northwest WNW
Punta GordaMon 11:48 AM123 km77 miles67 nmSouthwest SW
CholomaMon 11:48 AM124 km77 miles67 nmSouth S
San PedroMon 11:48 AM133 km82 miles72 nmNorth N
San Pedro SulaMon 11:48 AM136 km85 miles74 nmSouth S
RoatánMon 11:48 AM148 km92 miles80 nmEast-southeast ESE
La CeibaMon 11:48 AM154 km96 miles83 nmSoutheast SE

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