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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and indicates which parts of the Earth are in day and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 22:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 14'North 
Longitude: 158° 39'West 

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.40 meters/second, 1535.0 km/hour, 953.8 miles/hour or 828.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.90 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.3"953.47 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth953.47 mi
24 hours0° 03' 00.4"3.19 mieast0° 03' 23.8"3.90 misouth5.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 22:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 19'North 
Longitude: 92° 23'West 

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.84 meters/second, 1597.8 km/hour, 992.8 miles/hour or 862.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.1"16.55 miwest0° 00' 10.1"0.19 misouth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 30' 17.0"992.82 miwest0° 10' 07.7"11.60 misouth993.10 mi
24 hours11° 34' 43.9"792.57 mieast4° 08' 44.7"284.90 misouth845.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 5 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
U.S.A. - Hawaii - HonoluluWed 12:38 PM227 km141 miles123 nmSouth-southeast SSE
U.S.A. - Hawaii - WailukuWed 12:38 PM341 km212 miles184 nmSoutheast SE
U.S.A. - Hawaii - HiloWed 12:38 PM537 km334 miles290 nmSoutheast SE
U.S.A. - Midway Islands - MidwayWed 11:38 AM1957 km1216 miles1057 nmWest-northwest WNW
Kiribati - Christmas Island - KiritimatiThu 12:38 PM2368 km1471 miles1278 nmSouth S

Symbols

Wed means Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (4 places listed).
Thu means Thursday, June 29, 2017 (1 place listed).
km means kilometers from origin.
miles means miles from origin.
nm means nautical miles from origin.
All numbers are air distances.

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