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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 = Friday, May 31, 2013 at 5:00:00 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 Friday, May 31, 2013 at 05:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 56' North, Longitude: 104° 25' East

The ground speed is currently 430.41 meters/second, 1549.5 kilometres/hour, 962.8 miles/hour or 836.7 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"16.05 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miNorth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.5"962.42 miWest0° 00' 21.0"0.40 miNorth962.40 mi
24 hours0° 02' 14.7"2.40 miEast0° 08' 16.6"9.49 miNorth9.79 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, May 31, 2013 at 05:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 50' South, Longitude: 8° 51' East

The ground speed is currently 446.16 meters/second, 1606.2 kilometres/hour, 998.0 miles/hour or 867.3 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' 30.0"16.63 miWest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 miNorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 08.8"997.95 miWest0° 11' 18.3"12.95 miNorth998.20 mi
24 hours11° 41' 31.9"804.58 miEast4° 33' 36.8"313.34 miNorth865.69 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
Xam NeuaFri 12:00 Noon173 km107 miles93 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HanoiFri 12:00 Noon179 km111 miles97 nmEast-southeast ESE
Hai PhongFri 12:00 Noon263 km163 miles142 nmEast-southeast ESE
Luang PrabangFri 12:00 Noon328 km204 miles177 nmSouthwest SW
KunmingFri 1:00 PM386 km240 miles208 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NanningFri 1:00 PM413 km257 miles223 nmEast-northeast ENE
VientianeFri 12:00 Noon478 km297 miles258 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Udon ThaniFri 12:00 Noon530 km329 miles286 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GuiyangFri 1:00 PM565 km351 miles305 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SavannakhetFri 12:00 Noon596 km370 miles322 nmSouth S

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