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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 Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 36' North, Longitude: 177° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.26 meters/second, 1592.1 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"989.04 miwest0° 00' 39.2"0.75 minorth989.01 mi
24 hours0° 00' 28.4"0.52 miwest0° 15' 34.3"17.85 minorth17.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 19' North, Longitude: 178° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.77 meters/second, 1543.6 km/hour, 959.1 miles/hour or 833.5 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' 09.3"958.88 miwest0° 05' 30.3"6.31 minorth958.66 mi
24 hours11° 35' 59.8"766.15 mieast1° 48' 09.9"123.98 minorth772.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayThu 12:48 PM1176 km731 miles635 nmNorth N
Wake IslandFri 11:48 AM1643 km1021 miles887 nmWest W
MajuroFri 11:48 AM1655 km1028 miles894 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 11:48 AM1932 km1200 miles1043 nmSouth S
TarawaFri 11:48 AM2049 km1273 miles1106 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluThu 1:48 PM2142 km1331 miles1157 nmEast-northeast ENE
YarenFri 11:48 AM2607 km1620 miles1408 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiFri 1:48 PM2843 km1767 miles1535 nmSoutheast SE
PalikirFri 10:48 AM2855 km1774 miles1542 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiFri 11:48 AM2906 km1806 miles1569 nmSouth S
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