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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 Friday, June 28, 2013 at 04:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 16' North, Longitude: 108° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.27 meters/second, 1534.6 km/hour, 953.5 miles/hour or 828.6 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' 52.4"953.18 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth953.19 mi
24 hours0° 03' 01.8"3.21 mieast0° 03' 04.7"3.53 misouth4.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, June 28, 2013 at 04:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 51' South, Longitude: 7° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.88 meters/second, 1612.4 km/hour, 1001.9 miles/hour or 870.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.22 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 04.5"1001.89 miwest0° 11' 45.5"13.47 minorth1002.06 mi
24 hours11° 44' 32.3"811.28 mieast4° 39' 26.8"320.03 minorth872.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NanningFri 12:50 PM58 km36 miles31 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Hai PhongFri 11:50 AM301 km187 miles162 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GuilinFri 12:50 PM319 km198 miles172 nmNortheast NE
HanoiFri 11:50 AM334 km208 miles181 nmSouthwest SW
GuiyangFri 12:50 PM392 km244 miles212 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HaikouFri 12:50 PM430 km267 miles232 nmSoutheast SE
Xam NeuaFri 11:50 AM519 km323 miles280 nmSouthwest SW
FoshanFri 12:50 PM522 km324 miles282 nmEast E
GuangzhouFri 12:50 PM536 km333 miles289 nmEast E
KunmingFri 12:50 PM576 km358 miles311 nmWest-northwest WNW
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