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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, May 31, 2013 at 03:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 55' North
Longitude: 134° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.45 meters/second, 1549.6 km/hour, 962.9 miles/hour or 836.7 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.05 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.5"962.57 miwest0° 00' 21.1"0.41 minorth962.55 mi
24 hours0° 02' 14.2"2.39 mieast0° 08' 18.4"9.53 minorth9.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, May 31, 2013 at 03:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 13' South
Longitude: 37° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.79 meters/second, 1604.8 km/hour, 997.2 miles/hour or 866.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.62 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.21 minorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 30' 01.5"997.20 miwest0° 11' 16.2"12.91 minorth997.46 mi
24 hours11° 43' 59.1"806.90 mieast4° 33' 20.6"313.05 minorth867.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KagoshimaFri 12:00 Noon1128 km701 miles609 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KumamotoFri 12:00 Noon1252 km778 miles676 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MatsuyamaFri 12:00 Noon1328 km825 miles717 nmNorth N
TaipeiFri 11:00 AM1334 km829 miles720 nmWest-northwest WNW
FukuokaFri 12:00 Noon1352 km840 miles730 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KitakyushuFri 12:00 Noon1363 km847 miles736 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HiroshimaFri 12:00 Noon1391 km864 miles751 nmNorth N
KobeFri 12:00 Noon1418 km881 miles766 nmNorth N
OsakaFri 12:00 Noon1419 km882 miles766 nmNorth N
HimejiFri 12:00 Noon1431 km889 miles773 nmNorth N
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