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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 23:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 20' North
Longitude: 178° 10' 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"990.55 miwest0° 00' 40.0"0.76 minorth990.52 mi
24 hours0° 00' 37.0"0.68 miwest0° 15' 52.0"18.19 minorth18.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 43' North
Longitude: 170° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.57 meters/second, 1564.5 km/hour, 972.1 miles/hour or 844.7 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' 34.2"971.97 miwest0° 07' 23.3"8.47 minorth971.73 mi
24 hours348° 32' 50.1"766.37 miwest2° 36' 10.5"178.99 minorth782.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayWed 12:48 PM1207 km750 miles652 nmNorth N
MajuroThu 11:48 AM1614 km1003 miles872 nmSouthwest SW
Wake IslandThu 11:48 AM1619 km1006 miles874 nmWest W
Baker IslandWed 11:48 AM1905 km1184 miles1029 nmSouth S
TarawaThu 11:48 AM2009 km1249 miles1085 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluWed 1:48 PM2177 km1353 miles1176 nmEast-northeast ENE
YarenThu 11:48 AM2566 km1594 miles1385 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirThu 10:48 AM2818 km1751 miles1522 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiThu 1:48 PM2850 km1771 miles1539 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiThu 11:48 AM2874 km1786 miles1552 nmSouth S
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