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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 Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 21:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 17' North, Longitude: 146° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.23 meters/second, 1534.4 km/hour, 953.4 miles/hour or 828.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.89 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.3"953.01 miwest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 misouth953.02 mi
24 hours0° 03' 02.5"3.23 mieast0° 02' 57.7"3.40 misouth4.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 21:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 14' South, Longitude: 94° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.00 meters/second, 1609.2 km/hour, 999.9 miles/hour or 868.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 29' 39.5"999.85 miwest0° 11' 44.8"13.45 minorth1000.07 mi
24 hours11° 52' 51.5"819.58 mieast4° 41' 08.8"321.95 minorth882.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluThu 11:50 AM1170 km727 miles632 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 11:50 AM2633 km1636 miles1421 nmSouth-southwest SSW
San Francisco *Thu 2:50 PM2815 km1749 miles1520 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Thu 2:50 PM3013 km1872 miles1627 nmEast-northeast ENE
MidwayThu 10:50 AM3117 km1937 miles1683 nmWest-northwest WNW
Las Vegas *Thu 2:50 PM3348 km2080 miles1808 nmEast-northeast ENE
Seattle *Thu 2:50 PM3459 km2150 miles1868 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Vancouver *Thu 2:50 PM3548 km2204 miles1916 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixThu 2:50 PM3557 km2210 miles1921 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloThu 2:50 PM3615 km2247 miles1952 nmEast-northeast ENE
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