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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 30, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 47' North, Longitude: 119° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.87 meters/second, 1551.1 km/hour, 963.8 miles/hour or 837.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position 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"963.51 miwest0° 00' 22.0"0.42 minorth963.49 mi
24 hours0° 02' 08.0"2.28 mieast0° 08' 40.3"9.95 minorth10.21 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: 10° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.24 meters/second, 1584.9 km/hour, 984.8 miles/hour or 855.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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"984.74 miwest0° 10' 31.7"12.06 minorth985.09 mi
24 hours12° 18' 18.5"837.26 mieast4° 22' 50.0"301.06 minorth894.48 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KaohsiungThu 12:00 Noon197 km123 miles107 nmNortheast NE
ShantouThu 12:00 Noon304 km189 miles164 nmNorthwest NW
TaichungThu 12:00 Noon307 km191 miles166 nmNorth-northeast NNE
XiamenThu 12:00 Noon314 km195 miles170 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HsinchuThu 12:00 Noon385 km239 miles208 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TaipeiThu 12:00 Noon439 km273 miles237 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FoochowThu 12:00 Noon476 km296 miles257 nmNorth N
KowloonThu 12:00 Noon504 km313 miles272 nmWest W
Hong KongThu 12:00 Noon511 km318 miles276 nmWest W
ShenzhenThu 12:00 Noon513 km318 miles277 nmWest-northwest WNW
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