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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 = Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 12:48:00 AM.

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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 Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 00:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 21' North, Longitude: 167° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.87 meters/second, 1594.3 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"990.42 miWest0° 00' 40.0"0.76 miNorth990.39 mi
24 hours0° 00' 36.5"0.67 miWest0° 15' 51.4"18.17 miNorth18.19 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 00:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 50' North, Longitude: 155° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.32 meters/second, 1563.6 km/hour, 971.6 miles/hour or 844.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.19 miWest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 miNorth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 31' 33.2"971.34 miWest0° 07' 18.9"8.38 miNorth971.10 mi
24 hours11° 27' 34.2"766.34 miEast2° 34' 19.5"176.86 miNorth781.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandThu 12:48 PM220 km136 miles119 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MajuroThu 12:48 PM1226 km762 miles662 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirThu 11:48 AM1509 km938 miles815 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaThu 12:48 PM1877 km1166 miles1013 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenThu 12:48 PM1980 km1230 miles1069 nmSouth S
MidwayWed 1:48 PM1993 km1238 miles1076 nmNortheast NE
HagåtñaThu 10:48 AM2437 km1514 miles1316 nmWest W
Baker IslandWed 12:48 PM2614 km1624 miles1411 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraThu 11:48 AM3065 km1905 miles1655 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiThu 12:48 PM3155 km1960 miles1704 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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