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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 Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 04:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 35' North, Longitude: 110° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.16 meters/second, 1573.8 km/hour, 977.9 miles/hour or 849.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.30 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.5"977.59 miwest0° 00' 32.8"0.63 minorth977.57 mi
24 hours0° 00' 39.4"0.71 mieast0° 12' 58.1"14.87 minorth14.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 04:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 29' North, Longitude: 156° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.03 meters/second, 1605.7 km/hour, 997.7 miles/hour or 867.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.7"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 32' 48.0"997.63 miwest0° 10' 01.2"11.48 misouth997.88 mi
24 hours10° 56' 40.1"750.60 mieast4° 11' 07.5"287.60 misouth806.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HaikouSat 12:34 PM58 km36 miles32 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MacauSat 12:34 PM421 km262 miles227 nmNortheast NE
NanningSat 12:34 PM430 km267 miles232 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Hai PhongSat 11:34 AM434 km270 miles235 nmWest-northwest WNW
FoshanSat 12:34 PM462 km287 miles249 nmNortheast NE
Da NangSat 11:34 AM463 km288 miles250 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HuếSat 11:34 AM471 km292 miles254 nmSouthwest SW
Hong KongSat 12:34 PM479 km298 miles259 nmNortheast NE
GuangzhouSat 12:34 PM480 km298 miles259 nmNortheast NE
KowloonSat 12:34 PM486 km302 miles263 nmNortheast NE
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