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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: 178° 10' 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"989.11 miwest0° 00' 39.2"0.75 minorth989.08 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° 26' 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"958.93 miwest0° 05' 30.2"6.31 minorth958.72 mi
24 hours11° 36' 00.1"766.20 mieast1° 48' 07.4"123.95 minorth772.33 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 PM1178 km732 miles636 nmNorth N
Wake IslandFri 11:48 AM1613 km1003 miles871 nmWest W
MajuroFri 11:48 AM1633 km1015 miles882 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 11:48 AM1935 km1202 miles1045 nmSouth S
TarawaFri 11:48 AM2034 km1264 miles1098 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluThu 1:48 PM2171 km1349 miles1172 nmEast-northeast ENE
YarenFri 11:48 AM2587 km1608 miles1397 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirFri 10:48 AM2828 km1757 miles1527 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 1:48 PM2868 km1782 miles1548 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiFri 11:48 AM2903 km1804 miles1568 nmSouth S
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