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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, July 25, 2013 at 22:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 28' North, Longitude: 148° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.50 meters/second, 1575.0 km/hour, 978.7 miles/hour or 850.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.31 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.31 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.0"978.34 miwest0° 00' 33.0"0.63 misouth978.37 mi
24 hours0° 00' 04.2"0.08 miwest0° 13' 21.8"15.32 misouth15.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 22:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 27' South, Longitude: 72° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.01 meters/second, 1612.8 km/hour, 1002.2 miles/hour or 870.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.70 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 29' 31.0"1002.10 miwest0° 11' 59.2"13.73 minorth1002.23 mi
24 hours11° 59' 03.7"828.70 mieast4° 42' 44.8"323.79 minorth889.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluThu 12:00 Noon1012 km629 miles546 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 12:00 Noon2178 km1353 miles1176 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayThu 11:00 AM3101 km1927 miles1674 nmWest-northwest WNW
San Francisco *Thu 3:00 PM3228 km2006 miles1743 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Thu 3:00 PM3385 km2103 miles1827 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Thu 3:00 PM3730 km2318 miles2014 nmNortheast NE
Baker IslandThu 10:00 AM3735 km2321 miles2017 nmWest-southwest WSW
Seattle *Thu 3:00 PM3910 km2430 miles2111 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixThu 3:00 PM3911 km2430 miles2112 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloThu 3:00 PM3925 km2439 miles2120 nmEast-northeast ENE
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