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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 = Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8:48:00 PM.

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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 Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 20:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 59' North, Longitude: 132° 48' West

The ground speed is currently 446.03 meters/second, 1605.7 kilometres/hour, 997.7 miles/hour or 867.0 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° 15' 00.1"16.63 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.63 mi
1 hour15° 00' 03.3"997.52 miWest0° 00' 43.3"0.83 miNorth997.49 mi
24 hours0° 01' 18.4"1.45 miWest0° 17' 13.5"19.74 miNorth19.79 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 20:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 03' South, Longitude: 171° 41' West

The ground speed is currently 447.07 meters/second, 1609.5 kilometres/hour, 1000.1 miles/hour or 869.0 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' 27.3"16.67 miWest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 miNorth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 27' 22.9"999.96 miWest0° 11' 40.0"13.36 miNorth1000.05 mi
24 hours13° 12' 51.8"914.05 miEast4° 40' 04.1"320.72 miNorth967.77 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
Tijuana *Tue 1:48 PM2426 km1508 miles1310 nmNortheast NE
San Diego *Tue 1:48 PM2433 km1512 miles1314 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Tue 1:48 PM2475 km1538 miles1336 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexicali *Tue 1:48 PM2542 km1580 miles1373 nmNortheast NE
San Jose (USA) *Tue 1:48 PM2598 km1614 miles1403 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Tue 1:48 PM2621 km1629 miles1415 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloTue 1:48 PM2666 km1657 miles1439 nmNortheast NE
HonoluluTue 10:48 AM2705 km1681 miles1461 nmWest-northwest WNW
Las Vegas *Tue 1:48 PM2835 km1761 miles1531 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixTue 1:48 PM2841 km1765 miles1534 nmNortheast NE

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