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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 Friday, May 10, 2013 at 00:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 37' North
Longitude: 169° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.23 meters/second, 1592.0 km/hour, 989.2 miles/hour or 859.6 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"989.06 miwest0° 00' 39.2"0.75 minorth989.03 mi
24 hours0° 00' 28.0"0.51 miwest0° 15' 33.8"17.84 minorth17.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, May 10, 2013 at 00:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 23' North
Longitude: 169° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.58 meters/second, 1542.9 km/hour, 958.7 miles/hour or 833.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.98 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.10 minorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 31' 08.5"958.52 miwest0° 05' 26.0"6.23 minorth958.30 mi
24 hours348° 23' 44.9"766.15 miwest1° 46' 21.8"121.93 minorth772.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandFri 12:38 PM338 km210 miles182 nmNorthwest NW
MajuroFri 12:38 PM1175 km730 miles635 nmSouth S
PalikirFri 11:38 AM1694 km1052 miles915 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayThu 1:38 PM1797 km1117 miles971 nmNortheast NE
TarawaFri 12:38 PM1836 km1141 miles991 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenFri 12:38 PM2024 km1258 miles1093 nmSouth S
Baker IslandThu 12:38 PM2476 km1538 miles1337 nmSoutheast SE
HagåtñaFri 10:38 AM2673 km1661 miles1443 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 12:38 PM3088 km1919 miles1667 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraFri 11:38 AM3164 km1966 miles1708 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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