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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 Friday, May 31, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 56' North, Longitude: 119° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.43 meters/second, 1549.6 km/hour, 962.8 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"962.53 miwest0° 00' 21.1"0.40 minorth962.51 mi
24 hours0° 02' 14.4"2.40 mieast0° 08' 17.5"9.51 minorth9.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, May 31, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 01' South, Longitude: 23° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.98 meters/second, 1605.5 km/hour, 997.6 miles/hour or 866.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.63 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 05.3"997.62 miwest0° 11' 17.3"12.93 minorth997.87 mi
24 hours11° 42' 44.3"805.75 mieast4° 33' 29.6"313.22 minorth866.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KaohsiungFri 12:00 Noon184 km114 miles99 nmNortheast NE
TaichungFri 12:00 Noon292 km181 miles158 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ShantouFri 12:00 Noon298 km185 miles161 nmWest-northwest WNW
XiamenFri 12:00 Noon300 km187 miles162 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HsinchuFri 12:00 Noon370 km230 miles200 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TaipeiFri 12:00 Noon424 km263 miles229 nmNortheast NE
FoochowFri 12:00 Noon460 km286 miles248 nmNorth N
KowloonFri 12:00 Noon506 km314 miles273 nmWest W
ShenzhenFri 12:00 Noon513 km319 miles277 nmWest W
Hong KongFri 12:00 Noon513 km319 miles277 nmWest W
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