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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

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 00:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 05' North
Longitude: 166° 51' 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"991.94 miwest0° 00' 40.6"0.78 minorth991.91 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 00:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 34' North
Longitude: 144° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.34 meters/second, 1585.2 km/hour, 985.0 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' 57.0"984.91 miwest0° 08' 54.3"10.20 minorth984.70 mi
24 hours11° 17' 35.6"765.41 mieast3° 16' 06.5"224.70 minorth793.03 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 12:48 PM245 km152 miles132 nmNorth N
MajuroWed 12:48 PM1196 km743 miles646 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirWed 11:48 AM1468 km912 miles793 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaWed 12:48 PM1859 km1155 miles1004 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenWed 12:48 PM1948 km1211 miles1052 nmSouth S
MidwayTue 1:48 PM2034 km1264 miles1098 nmNortheast NE
HagåtñaWed 10:48 AM2405 km1494 miles1299 nmWest W
Baker IslandTue 12:48 PM2613 km1624 miles1411 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraWed 11:48 AM3029 km1882 miles1635 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiWed 12:48 PM3141 km1952 miles1696 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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