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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 16:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 60' North
Longitude: 60° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.22 meters/second, 1548.8 km/hour, 962.4 miles/hour or 836.3 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.04 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.4"962.05 miwest0° 00' 20.6"0.40 minorth962.03 mi
24 hours0° 02' 17.5"2.45 mieast0° 08' 06.0"9.29 minorth9.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, May 31, 2013 at 16:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 45' South
Longitude: 151° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.84 meters/second, 1612.2 km/hour, 1001.8 miles/hour or 870.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 46.0"1001.78 miwest0° 11' 25.3"13.08 minorth1001.97 mi
24 hours11° 29' 24.5"793.14 mieast4° 33' 28.0"313.18 minorth853.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
The ValleyFri 12:00 Noon478 km297 miles258 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Codrington (Barbuda)Fri 12:00 Noon493 km307 miles266 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MarigotFri 12:00 Noon494 km307 miles267 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GustaviaFri 12:00 Noon500 km311 miles270 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint John's (Antigua)Fri 12:00 Noon551 km342 miles297 nmSouth S
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Fri 12:00 Noon556 km345 miles300 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Road TownFri 12:00 Noon558 km347 miles302 nmSouthwest SW
Charlotte AmalieFri 12:00 Noon588 km365 miles317 nmSouthwest SW
BradesFri 12:00 Noon596 km371 miles322 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ChristianstedFri 12:00 Noon620 km385 miles335 nmSouthwest SW
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