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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 03:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 13' North
Longitude: 123° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.43 meters/second, 1535.1 km/hour, 953.9 miles/hour or 828.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.90 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.5"953.53 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth953.54 mi
24 hours0° 02' 59.0"3.16 mieast0° 03' 28.2"3.98 misouth5.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 03:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 1° 37' North
Longitude: 18° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.81 meters/second, 1615.7 km/hour, 1004.0 miles/hour or 872.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 08.4"1003.96 miwest0° 11' 26.8"13.11 minorth1004.00 mi
24 hours11° 24' 21.9"788.71 mieast4° 26' 20.3"305.03 minorth844.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaipeiSat 11:50 AM259 km161 miles140 nmNorthwest NW
TaichungSat 11:50 AM267 km166 miles144 nmWest-northwest WNW
KaohsiungSat 11:50 AM270 km168 miles146 nmWest W
HsinchuSat 11:50 AM277 km172 miles150 nmNorthwest NW
FoochowSat 11:50 AM497 km309 miles268 nmNorthwest NW
XiamenSat 11:50 AM528 km328 miles285 nmWest-northwest WNW
NahaSat 12:50 PM567 km352 miles306 nmNortheast NE
ShantouSat 11:50 AM656 km407 miles354 nmWest W
Baguio CitySat 11:50 AM797 km495 miles430 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HangzhouSat 11:50 AM834 km518 miles451 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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