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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 Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 17:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 01' North, Longitude: 76° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.66 meters/second, 1579.2 km/hour, 981.3 miles/hour or 852.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.36 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.3"981.02 miwest0° 00' 34.9"0.67 minorth981.00 mi
24 hours0° 00' 19.6"0.36 mieast0° 13' 47.4"15.81 minorth15.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 17:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 50' North, Longitude: 11° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.63 meters/second, 1557.5 km/hour, 967.8 miles/hour or 841.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.13 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 misouth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 32' 17.6"967.62 miwest0° 06' 33.7"7.52 misouth967.91 mi
24 hours10° 59' 51.2"732.02 mieast2° 56' 21.7"202.10 misouth764.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KingstonWed 12:02 PM114 km71 miles62 nmSouth S
May PenWed 12:02 PM130 km81 miles70 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Santiago de Cuba *Wed 1:02 PM143 km89 miles77 nmNortheast NE
Montego BayWed 12:02 PM143 km89 miles77 nmWest-southwest WSW
Holguín *Wed 1:02 PM212 km131 miles114 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Camagüey *Wed 1:02 PM291 km181 miles157 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Gonaïves *Wed 1:02 PM423 km263 miles229 nmEast E
Port-au-Prince *Wed 1:02 PM462 km287 miles250 nmEast E
Cap-Haïtien *Wed 1:02 PM478 km297 miles258 nmEast E
George Town (Cayman)Wed 12:02 PM495 km308 miles267 nmWest W
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