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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 23:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 20' North, Longitude: 179° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.89 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"990.54 miwest0° 00' 40.0"0.76 minorth990.51 mi
24 hours0° 00' 36.9"0.68 miwest0° 15' 51.9"18.19 minorth18.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 23:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 44' North, Longitude: 167° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.53 meters/second, 1564.3 km/hour, 972.0 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' 34.1"971.87 miwest0° 07' 22.4"8.45 minorth971.63 mi
24 hours11° 27' 13.9"766.37 mieast2° 35' 51.7"178.63 minorth782.21 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayWed 12:58 PM1250 km777 miles675 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Wake IslandThu 11:58 AM1358 km844 miles733 nmWest W
MajuroThu 11:58 AM1433 km890 miles774 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaThu 11:58 AM1893 km1176 miles1022 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandWed 11:58 AM1951 km1212 miles1054 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenThu 11:58 AM2401 km1492 miles1296 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluWed 1:58 PM2434 km1513 miles1314 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirThu 10:58 AM2573 km1599 miles1389 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiThu 11:58 AM2860 km1777 miles1544 nmSouth S
KiritimatiThu 1:58 PM3073 km1909 miles1659 nmEast-southeast ESE
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