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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 Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 22:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 03' North, Longitude: 160° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.57 meters/second, 1596.9 km/hour, 992.2 miles/hour or 862.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.54 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.54 mi
1 hour15° 00' 02.0"992.07 miwest0° 00' 40.8"0.78 minorth992.04 mi
24 hours0° 00' 46.0"0.85 miwest0° 16' 10.2"18.54 minorth18.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 22:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 14' North, Longitude: 175° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.86 meters/second, 1587.1 km/hour, 986.2 miles/hour or 857.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.44 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 31' 58.7"986.07 miwest0° 09' 01.8"10.35 minorth985.87 mi
24 hours348° 43' 15.0"765.33 miwest3° 19' 30.2"228.59 minorth794.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluTue 12:38 PM555 km345 miles300 nmNorth-northeast NNE
WailukuTue 12:38 PM609 km378 miles329 nmNortheast NE
HiloTue 12:38 PM657 km408 miles355 nmEast-northeast ENE
KiritimatiWed 12:38 PM1719 km1068 miles928 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MidwayTue 11:38 AM2113 km1313 miles1141 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandTue 10:38 AM2547 km1583 miles1376 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoWed 11:38 AM3146 km1955 miles1699 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroWed 10:38 AM3249 km2019 miles1754 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaWed 10:38 AM3364 km2090 miles1816 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandWed 10:38 AM3464 km2152 miles1870 nmWest W
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