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The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It indicates 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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 03:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 13' North
Longitude: 121° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.44 meters/second, 1535.2 km/hour, 953.9 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"953.55 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth953.56 mi
24 hours0° 02' 59.6"3.18 mieast0° 03' 29.3"4.00 misouth5.11 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 03:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 25' North
Longitude: 169° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.99 meters/second, 1602.0 km/hour, 995.4 miles/hour or 865.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.59 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.7"995.42 miwest0° 10' 15.9"11.76 misouth995.68 mi
24 hours11° 26' 52.8"785.32 mieast4° 10' 36.0"287.02 misouth838.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KaohsiungThu 11:56 AM117 km73 miles63 nmWest W
TaichungThu 11:56 AM139 km86 miles75 nmNorthwest NW
TaipeiThu 11:56 AM201 km125 miles109 nmNorth N
XiamenThu 11:56 AM382 km237 miles206 nmWest-northwest WNW
FoochowThu 11:56 AM384 km239 miles208 nmNorthwest NW
ShantouThu 11:56 AM502 km312 miles271 nmWest W
NahaThu 12:56 PM698 km433 miles377 nmEast-northeast ENE
ShenzhenThu 11:56 AM757 km471 miles409 nmWest W
KowloonThu 11:56 AM759 km471 miles410 nmWest W
Baguio CityThu 11:56 AM760 km472 miles410 nmSouth S

Symbols

Thu means Thursday, June 29, 2017 (10 places listed).
km means kilometers from origin.
miles means miles from origin.
nm means nautical miles from origin.
All numbers are air distances – as the crow flies.

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