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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

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 22:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 01' North
Longitude: 165° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.66 meters/second, 1579.2 km/hour, 981.3 miles/hour or 852.7 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.36 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.3"981.02 miwest0° 00' 34.8"0.67 minorth981.00 mi
24 hours0° 00' 18.2"0.33 mieast0° 13' 46.9"15.80 minorth15.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 22:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 31' South
Longitude: 31° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.92 meters/second, 1522.5 km/hour, 946.0 miles/hour or 822.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.77 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 misouth15.77 mi
1 hour14° 25' 03.7"945.82 miwest0° 02' 36.8"3.00 misouth945.70 mi
24 hours14° 06' 48.7"925.88 mieast0° 28' 17.3"32.43 misouth925.16 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluThu 12:56 PM807 km502 miles436 nmEast-northeast ENE
MidwayThu 11:56 AM1605 km997 miles867 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiFri 12:56 PM2082 km1294 miles1124 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandThu 10:56 AM2420 km1504 miles1307 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroFri 10:56 AM2872 km1785 miles1551 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandFri 10:56 AM2959 km1839 miles1598 nmWest W
TarawaFri 10:56 AM3074 km1910 miles1660 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoFri 11:56 AM3209 km1994 miles1733 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiFri 10:56 AM3494 km2171 miles1886 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ApiaFri 11:56 AM3705 km2302 miles2000 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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