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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 21:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 45' South, Longitude: 144° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.29 meters/second, 1581.4 km/hour, 982.7 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' 51.8"982.37 miwest0° 00' 37.8"0.72 minorth982.40 mi
24 hours0° 03' 12.0"3.50 mieast0° 15' 15.7"17.50 minorth17.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 21:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 32' South, Longitude: 149° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.98 meters/second, 1515.5 km/hour, 941.7 miles/hour or 818.3 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 minorth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 55.0"941.35 miwest0° 09' 22.5"10.75 minorth941.89 mi
24 hours11° 00' 48.1"713.53 mieast4° 08' 54.7"285.33 minorth776.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 11:52 AM514 km319 miles278 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSun 11:52 AM1582 km983 miles854 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSun 1:52 PM1678 km1043 miles906 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiSun 10:52 AM2636 km1638 miles1423 nmWest W
KiritimatiMon 11:52 AM2657 km1651 miles1435 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ApiaSun 10:52 AM2922 km1816 miles1578 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 10:52 AM3025 km1880 miles1633 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaMon 10:52 AM3180 km1976 miles1717 nmWest W
Easter Island *Sun 4:52 PM3748 km2329 miles2024 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaMon 9:52 AM3870 km2405 miles2090 nmWest W
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