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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 4:54:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 04:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 12' North, Longitude: 105° 46' East

The ground speed is currently 432.61 meters/second, 1557.4 kilometres/hour, 967.7 miles/hour or 840.9 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.13 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miNorth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 59' 55.9"967.36 miWest0° 00' 25.6"0.49 miNorth967.33 mi
24 hours0° 01' 42.8"1.84 miEast0° 10' 03.1"11.52 miNorth11.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 04:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 10' South, Longitude: 21° 39' West

The ground speed is currently 428.14 meters/second, 1541.3 kilometres/hour, 957.7 miles/hour or 832.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"15.96 miWest0° 00' 03.8"0.08 miNorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 29' 14.4"957.48 miWest0° 03' 59.3"4.57 miNorth957.66 mi
24 hours12° 17' 58.3"812.94 miEast2° 00' 53.3"138.54 miNorth828.83 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HanoiThu 11:54 AM20 km12 miles11 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Hai PhongThu 11:54 AM102 km63 miles55 nmEast-southeast ESE
Xam NeuaThu 11:54 AM199 km123 miles107 nmWest-southwest WSW
NanningThu 12:54 PM318 km198 miles172 nmNortheast NE
Luang PrabangThu 11:54 AM405 km252 miles219 nmWest-southwest WSW
ZhanjiangThu 12:54 PM477 km296 miles257 nmEast E
VientianeThu 11:54 AM488 km303 miles263 nmSouthwest SW
HaikouThu 12:54 PM494 km307 miles267 nmEast-southeast ESE
Udon ThaniThu 11:54 AM523 km325 miles282 nmSouthwest SW
SavannakhetThu 11:54 AM524 km326 miles283 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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