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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

UTC time = Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 5:48:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 17:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 16' North, Longitude: 87° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.06 meters/second, 1595.0 km/hour, 991.1 miles/hour or 861.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.52 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.52 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.8"990.84 miWest0° 00' 40.1"0.77 miNorth990.81 mi
24 hours0° 00' 39.0"0.72 miWest0° 15' 56.5"18.27 miNorth18.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 17:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 57' North, Longitude: 102° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.11 meters/second, 1570.0 km/hour, 975.5 miles/hour or 847.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.26 miWest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 miNorth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 31' 40.5"975.34 miWest0° 07' 48.9"8.95 miNorth975.10 mi
24 hours11° 24' 38.1"766.10 miEast2° 47' 16.5"191.69 miNorth784.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Belize CityWed 11:48 AM41 km26 miles22 nmNorthwest NW
DangrigaWed 11:48 AM49 km31 miles27 nmSouthwest SW
San PedroWed 11:48 AM72 km45 miles39 nmNorth N
BelmopanWed 11:48 AM95 km59 miles51 nmWest W
Orange Walk TownWed 11:48 AM115 km71 miles62 nmNorthwest NW
Chetumal *Wed 12:48 PM143 km89 miles77 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Punta GordaWed 11:48 AM163 km101 miles88 nmSouthwest SW
TelaWed 11:48 AM171 km106 miles92 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RoatánWed 11:48 AM178 km111 miles96 nmSoutheast SE
CholomaWed 11:48 AM184 km115 miles100 nmSouth S

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