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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 Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 10' North
Longitude: 120° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.61 meters/second, 1535.8 km/hour, 954.3 miles/hour or 829.3 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.91 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.5"953.95 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth953.96 mi
24 hours0° 02' 55.6"3.11 mieast0° 03' 52.7"4.45 misouth5.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 05' North
Longitude: 27° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.81 meters/second, 1608.5 km/hour, 999.5 miles/hour or 868.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.9"999.45 miwest0° 10' 38.0"12.18 minorth999.36 mi
24 hours11° 14' 03.7"772.79 mieast4° 02' 12.4"277.44 minorth817.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KaohsiungSun 12:00 Noon22 km14 miles12 nmWest-southwest WSW
TaichungSun 12:00 Noon110 km68 miles59 nmNorth N
HsinchuSun 12:00 Noon185 km115 miles100 nmNorth N
TaipeiSun 12:00 Noon229 km142 miles124 nmNorth-northeast NNE
XiamenSun 12:00 Noon297 km185 miles161 nmWest-northwest WNW
FoochowSun 12:00 Noon350 km218 miles189 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShantouSun 12:00 Noon405 km252 miles219 nmWest W
ShenzhenSun 12:00 Noon661 km410 miles357 nmWest W
KowloonSun 12:00 Noon662 km411 miles357 nmWest W
Hong KongSun 12:00 Noon670 km416 miles362 nmWest W
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