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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 23:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 20' North, Longitude: 175° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.90 meters/second, 1594.4 km/hour, 990.7 miles/hour or 860.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.51 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.51 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.7"990.56 miwest0° 00' 40.0"0.76 minorth990.53 mi
24 hours0° 00' 37.0"0.68 miwest0° 15' 52.2"18.19 minorth18.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 23:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 41' North, Longitude: 172° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.62 meters/second, 1564.6 km/hour, 972.2 miles/hour or 844.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.20 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 minorth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 31' 34.3"972.06 miwest0° 07' 24.0"8.48 minorth971.82 mi
24 hours348° 32' 54.3"766.36 miwest2° 36' 29.3"179.35 minorth782.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayWed 12:38 PM1217 km756 miles657 nmNorth N
MajuroThu 11:38 AM1818 km1130 miles982 nmSouthwest SW
Wake IslandThu 11:38 AM1881 km1169 miles1016 nmWest W
Baker IslandWed 11:38 AM1898 km1180 miles1025 nmSouth S
HonoluluWed 1:38 PM1921 km1194 miles1037 nmEast-northeast ENE
TarawaThu 11:38 AM2154 km1339 miles1163 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiThu 1:38 PM2636 km1638 miles1423 nmSoutheast SE
YarenThu 11:38 AM2749 km1708 miles1484 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiThu 11:38 AM2914 km1811 miles1574 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoThu 12:38 PM2993 km1860 miles1616 nmSouth S
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