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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 23:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 04' North, Longitude: 179° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.54 meters/second, 1596.7 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"991.99 miwest0° 00' 40.6"0.78 minorth991.96 mi
24 hours0° 00' 45.5"0.84 miwest0° 16' 09.4"18.52 minorth18.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 23:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 26' North, Longitude: 156° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.54 meters/second, 1585.9 km/hour, 985.5 miles/hour or 856.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.42 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 31' 57.7"985.36 miwest0° 08' 57.2"10.26 minorth985.15 mi
24 hours11° 17' 16.0"765.38 mieast3° 17' 25.3"226.21 minorth793.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayTue 12:58 PM1279 km795 miles690 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Wake IslandWed 11:58 AM1365 km848 miles737 nmWest-northwest WNW
MajuroWed 11:58 AM1410 km876 miles762 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaWed 11:58 AM1866 km1159 miles1008 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandTue 11:58 AM1922 km1194 miles1038 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenWed 11:58 AM2377 km1477 miles1284 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluTue 1:58 PM2441 km1516 miles1318 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirWed 10:58 AM2562 km1592 miles1383 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiWed 11:58 AM2830 km1759 miles1528 nmSouth S
KiritimatiWed 1:58 PM3056 km1899 miles1650 nmEast-southeast ESE
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