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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 Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 23:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 36' North
Longitude: 173° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.26 meters/second, 1592.2 km/hour, 989.3 miles/hour or 859.7 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.49 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.49 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.3"989.13 miwest0° 00' 39.2"0.75 minorth989.10 mi
24 hours0° 00' 28.5"0.52 miwest0° 15' 34.6"17.86 minorth17.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 23:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 17' North
Longitude: 173° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.84 meters/second, 1543.8 km/hour, 959.3 miles/hour or 833.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.99 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 minorth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 31' 09.7"959.10 miwest0° 05' 31.7"6.34 minorth958.88 mi
24 hours11° 35' 54.2"766.22 mieast1° 48' 49.6"124.75 minorth772.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayThu 12:28 PM1251 km778 miles676 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HonoluluThu 1:28 PM1659 km1031 miles896 nmEast-northeast ENE
Baker IslandThu 11:28 AM1959 km1217 miles1058 nmSouth S
MajuroFri 11:28 AM2053 km1276 miles1108 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandFri 11:28 AM2138 km1329 miles1155 nmWest W
TarawaFri 11:28 AM2344 km1456 miles1265 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiFri 1:28 PM2455 km1526 miles1326 nmSoutheast SE
YarenFri 11:28 AM2964 km1842 miles1600 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoFri 12:28 PM2990 km1858 miles1615 nmSouth S
FunafutiFri 11:28 AM3007 km1869 miles1624 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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