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Day and Night World Map

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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 21:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 45' South
Longitude: 145° 09' 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"982.44 miwest0° 00' 37.8"0.72 minorth982.47 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 32' South
Longitude: 149° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.99 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"15.70 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 55.1"941.44 miwest0° 09' 22.5"10.75 minorth941.98 mi
24 hours11° 00' 46.9"713.57 mieast4° 08' 57.0"285.39 minorth776.86 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 AM486 km302 miles262 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSun 11:52 AM1554 km966 miles839 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSun 1:52 PM1703 km1059 miles920 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiSun 10:52 AM2607 km1620 miles1408 nmWest W
KiritimatiMon 11:52 AM2642 km1642 miles1427 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ApiaSun 10:52 AM2893 km1798 miles1562 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 10:52 AM2997 km1862 miles1618 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaMon 10:52 AM3152 km1958 miles1702 nmWest W
Easter Island *Sun 4:52 PM3775 km2345 miles2038 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaMon 9:52 AM3841 km2387 miles2074 nmWest W
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