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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 00:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 05' North
Longitude: 169° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.52 meters/second, 1596.7 km/hour, 992.1 miles/hour or 862.1 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"991.95 miwest0° 00' 40.6"0.78 minorth991.92 mi
24 hours0° 00' 45.2"0.83 miwest0° 16' 08.8"18.51 minorth18.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 00:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 32' North
Longitude: 146° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.38 meters/second, 1585.4 km/hour, 985.1 miles/hour or 856.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.42 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 31' 57.1"985.00 miwest0° 08' 54.9"10.21 minorth984.79 mi
24 hours11° 17' 31.7"765.40 mieast3° 16' 22.3"225.01 minorth793.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandWed 12:38 PM376 km233 miles203 nmNorthwest NW
MajuroWed 12:38 PM1117 km694 miles603 nmSouth S
PalikirWed 11:38 AM1656 km1029 miles894 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaWed 12:38 PM1778 km1105 miles960 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MidwayTue 1:38 PM1837 km1141 miles992 nmNortheast NE
YarenWed 12:38 PM1966 km1222 miles1062 nmSouth S
Baker IslandTue 12:38 PM2430 km1510 miles1312 nmSoutheast SE
HagåtñaWed 10:38 AM2670 km1659 miles1442 nmWest W
FunafutiWed 12:38 PM3032 km1884 miles1637 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraWed 11:38 AM3109 km1932 miles1679 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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