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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

UTC time = Friday, May 31, 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).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 25' 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"962.46 miWest0° 00' 21.1"0.40 miNorth962.44 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° 02' South, Longitude: 23° 21' 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"997.54 miWest0° 11' 17.3"12.93 miNorth997.79 mi
24 hours11° 42' 45.7"805.71 miEast4° 33' 29.3"313.20 miNorth866.80 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 Noon164 km102 miles88 nmNortheast NE
TaichungFri 12:00 Noon278 km173 miles150 nmNorth-northeast NNE
XiamenFri 12:00 Noon312 km194 miles168 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShantouFri 12:00 Noon323 km201 miles174 nmWest-northwest WNW
HsinchuFri 12:00 Noon356 km221 miles192 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Taoyuan CityFri 12:00 Noon391 km243 miles211 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TaipeiFri 12:00 Noon408 km254 miles220 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FoochowFri 12:00 Noon460 km286 miles248 nmNorth N
KowloonFri 12:00 Noon535 km332 miles289 nmWest W
Hong KongFri 12:00 Noon542 km337 miles293 nmWest W

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