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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 Monday, May 6, 2013 at 21:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 46' North, Longitude: 139° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.26 meters/second, 1599.3 km/hour, 993.8 miles/hour or 863.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.56 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.56 mi
1 hour15° 00' 02.5"993.54 miwest0° 00' 41.4"0.79 minorth993.51 mi
24 hours0° 00' 55.1"1.02 miwest0° 16' 28.4"18.88 minorth18.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 6, 2013 at 21:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 07' North, Longitude: 174° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.09 meters/second, 1605.9 km/hour, 997.9 miles/hour or 867.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 32' 11.9"997.76 miwest0° 10' 16.4"11.77 minorth997.64 mi
24 hours11° 09' 02.2"765.36 mieast3° 53' 59.8"268.02 minorth807.31 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluMon 11:14 AM2010 km1249 miles1085 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiTue 11:14 AM2568 km1595 miles1386 nmSouthwest SW
Los Angeles *Mon 2:14 PM2847 km1769 miles1537 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Mon 2:14 PM2857 km1775 miles1543 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloMon 2:14 PM3203 km1990 miles1730 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las Vegas *Mon 2:14 PM3211 km1995 miles1734 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixMon 2:14 PM3297 km2049 miles1780 nmNortheast NE
Salt Lake City *Mon 3:14 PM3748 km2329 miles2024 nmNortheast NE
Seattle *Mon 2:14 PM3760 km2336 miles2030 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Vancouver *Mon 2:14 PM3894 km2419 miles2102 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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