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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 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 Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 21:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 45' South, Longitude: 142° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.28 meters/second, 1581.4 km/hour, 982.6 miles/hour or 853.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.38 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.7"982.43 miwest0° 00' 37.7"0.72 minorth982.46 mi
24 hours0° 03' 12.1"3.50 mieast0° 15' 15.6"17.49 minorth17.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 21:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 34' South, Longitude: 146° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.90 meters/second, 1515.2 km/hour, 941.5 miles/hour or 818.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"15.69 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 31' 54.5"941.24 miwest0° 09' 21.5"10.73 minorth941.78 mi
24 hours11° 01' 00.4"713.67 mieast4° 08' 32.9"284.93 minorth776.78 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 11:40 AM796 km495 miles430 nmWest W
Gambier IslandsSun 12:40 PM892 km554 miles482 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownSun 1:40 PM1427 km887 miles770 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaSun 11:40 AM1863 km1158 miles1006 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiMon 11:40 AM2822 km1754 miles1524 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSun 10:40 AM2922 km1816 miles1578 nmWest W
ApiaSun 10:40 AM3208 km1993 miles1732 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 10:40 AM3302 km2052 miles1783 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaMon 10:40 AM3463 km2152 miles1870 nmWest W
Easter Island *Sun 4:40 PM3480 km2162 miles1879 nmEast-southeast ESE
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