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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

UTC time = Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 4:56:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 04:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 51' North, Longitude: 105° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.12 meters/second, 1580.8 km/hour, 982.3 miles/hour or 853.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.37 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.7"981.99 miWest0° 00' 35.3"0.68 miNorth981.96 mi
24 hours0° 00' 11.8"0.22 miEast0° 14' 01.5"16.08 miNorth16.08 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 04:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 24' South, Longitude: 68° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.03 meters/second, 1533.7 km/hour, 953.0 miles/hour or 828.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"15.88 miWest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 miSouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 25' 57.5"952.73 miWest0° 04' 40.5"5.36 miSouth952.54 mi
24 hours13° 51' 03.2"914.35 miEast1° 20' 53.1"92.72 miSouth915.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wanon NiwatThu 11:56 AM195 km121 miles105 nmSouthwest SW
Xam NeuaThu 11:56 AM205 km128 miles111 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sakon NakhonThu 11:56 AM211 km131 miles114 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SavannakhetThu 11:56 AM255 km159 miles138 nmSouth S
HanoiThu 11:56 AM255 km159 miles138 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Hai PhongThu 11:56 AM279 km173 miles150 nmNortheast NE
VientianeThu 11:56 AM280 km174 miles151 nmWest-southwest WSW
Udon ThaniThu 11:56 AM290 km180 miles157 nmWest-southwest WSW
Luang PrabangThu 11:56 AM331 km206 miles179 nmWest-northwest WNW
Khon KaenThu 11:56 AM359 km223 miles194 nmSouthwest SW

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