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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 4:00:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 47' North, Longitude: 119° 23' East

The ground speed is currently 430.87 meters/second, 1551.1 kilometres/hour, 963.8 miles/hour or 837.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.06 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miNorth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.7"963.44 miWest0° 00' 22.0"0.42 miNorth963.42 mi
24 hours0° 02' 08.0"2.28 miEast0° 08' 40.3"9.95 miNorth10.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 24' South, Longitude: 11° 03' East

The ground speed is currently 440.24 meters/second, 1584.8 kilometres/hour, 984.8 miles/hour or 855.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.2"16.41 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miNorth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 28' 23.0"984.66 miWest0° 10' 31.7"12.06 miNorth985.01 mi
24 hours12° 18' 20.4"837.23 miEast4° 22' 49.2"301.02 miNorth894.44 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KaohsiungThu 12:00 Noon178 km111 miles96 nmNortheast NE
TaichungThu 12:00 Noon294 km183 miles159 nmNorth-northeast NNE
XiamenThu 12:00 Noon325 km202 miles175 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShantouThu 12:00 Noon328 km204 miles177 nmWest-northwest WNW
HsinchuThu 12:00 Noon372 km231 miles201 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Taoyuan CityThu 12:00 Noon406 km253 miles219 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TaipeiThu 12:00 Noon424 km263 miles229 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FoochowThu 12:00 Noon476 km296 miles257 nmNorth N
TuguegaraoThu 12:00 Noon523 km325 miles282 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KowloonThu 12:00 Noon533 km331 miles288 nmWest W

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