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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 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 03:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 07' North, Longitude: 130° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.45 meters/second, 1596.4 km/hour, 992.0 miles/hour or 862.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.53 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.53 mi
1 hour15° 00' 02.0"991.72 miwest0° 00' 40.5"0.78 minorth991.69 mi
24 hours0° 00' 44.3"0.82 miwest0° 16' 07.0"18.47 minorth18.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 03:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 55' North, Longitude: 109° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.76 meters/second, 1583.1 km/hour, 983.7 miles/hour or 854.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.39 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 31' 54.9"983.53 miwest0° 08' 45.5"10.04 minorth983.32 mi
24 hours11° 18' 33.4"765.46 mieast3° 12' 14.9"220.27 minorth791.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
QuezonWed 11:14 AM1058 km658 miles571 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManilaWed 11:14 AM1067 km663 miles576 nmWest-southwest WSW
MelekeokWed 12:14 PM1148 km714 miles620 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DavaoWed 11:14 AM1237 km769 miles668 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TaipeiWed 11:14 AM1292 km803 miles698 nmNorthwest NW
General SantosWed 11:14 AM1354 km841 miles731 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HagåtñaWed 1:14 PM1569 km975 miles847 nmEast-southeast ESE
ShantouWed 11:14 AM1612 km1002 miles870 nmWest-northwest WNW
KumamotoWed 12:14 PM1739 km1080 miles939 nmNorth N
Hong KongWed 11:14 AM1816 km1129 miles981 nmWest-northwest WNW
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