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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 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 58' North, Longitude: 176° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.25 meters/second, 1538.1 km/hour, 955.7 miles/hour or 830.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.93 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.1"955.37 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 misouth955.39 mi
24 hours0° 02' 44.6"2.92 mieast0° 05' 01.0"5.75 misouth6.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 00' North, Longitude: 122° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.93 meters/second, 1554.9 km/hour, 966.2 miles/hour or 839.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.10 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 minorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 31' 38.9"966.03 miwest0° 06' 28.8"7.43 minorth965.80 mi
24 hours11° 24' 19.3"758.48 mieast2° 13' 24.2"152.91 minorth769.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayTue 12:48 PM593 km369 miles320 nmNorth N
Wake IslandWed 11:48 AM1823 km1133 miles984 nmWest W
HonoluluTue 1:48 PM1903 km1183 miles1028 nmEast E
MajuroWed 11:48 AM2207 km1372 miles1192 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandTue 11:48 AM2519 km1565 miles1360 nmSouth S
TarawaWed 11:48 AM2652 km1648 miles1432 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiWed 1:48 PM3100 km1927 miles1674 nmSoutheast SE
YarenWed 11:48 AM3176 km1974 miles1715 nmSouthwest SW
Adak *Tue 2:48 PM3209 km1994 miles1732 nmNorth N
PalikirWed 10:48 AM3266 km2030 miles1764 nmWest-southwest WSW
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