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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 4:00:00 PM.

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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 16:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 60' North, Longitude: 60° 34' West

The ground speed is currently 430.22 meters/second, 1548.8 kilometres/hour, 962.4 miles/hour or 836.3 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"16.04 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miNorth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.4"961.99 miWest0° 00' 20.6"0.40 miNorth961.97 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 Latitude: 3° 45' South, Longitude: 150° 44' West

The ground speed is currently 447.83 meters/second, 1612.2 kilometres/hour, 1001.8 miles/hour or 870.5 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' 30.6"16.69 miWest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 miNorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.9"1001.71 miWest0° 11' 25.3"13.08 miNorth1001.90 mi
24 hours11° 29' 25.5"793.10 miEast4° 33' 28.0"313.16 miNorth853.83 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
The ValleyFri 12:00 Noon493 km306 miles266 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Codrington (Barbuda)Fri 12:00 Noon500 km311 miles270 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MarigotFri 12:00 Noon509 km316 miles275 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PhilipsburgFri 12:00 Noon510 km317 miles275 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GustaviaFri 12:00 Noon513 km319 miles277 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint John's (Antigua)Fri 12:00 Noon557 km346 miles301 nmSouth-southwest SSW
The BottomFri 12:00 Noon560 km348 miles302 nmSouth-southwest SSW
OranjestadFri 12:00 Noon560 km348 miles302 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Spanish TownFri 12:00 Noon563 km350 miles304 nmSouthwest SW
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Fri 12:00 Noon567 km353 miles306 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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