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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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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 20:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 44' South
Longitude: 121° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.86 meters/second, 1540.3 km/hour, 957.1 miles/hour or 831.7 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.95 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.00 minorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.9"956.75 miwest0° 00' 15.5"0.30 minorth956.77 mi
24 hours0° 06' 46.3"7.21 mieast0° 06' 26.1"7.38 minorth10.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 20:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 53' South
Longitude: 129° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.68 meters/second, 1615.3 km/hour, 1003.7 miles/hour or 872.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 36.2"1003.63 miwest0° 11' 37.5"13.31 misouth1003.63 mi
24 hours11° 34' 32.4"799.75 mieast4° 36' 00.8"316.12 misouth857.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownThu 12:08 PM953 km592 miles515 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Thu 3:08 PM1280 km796 miles691 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteThu 10:08 AM3028 km1881 miles1635 nmWest W
RarotongaThu 10:08 AM3988 km2478 miles2153 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsThu 2:08 PM4176 km2595 miles2255 nmEast-northeast ENE
KiritimatiFri 10:08 AM4783 km2972 miles2582 nmWest-northwest WNW
LimaThu 3:08 PM4809 km2988 miles2596 nmEast E
Santiago *Thu 5:08 PM5045 km3135 miles2724 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiThu 9:08 AM5075 km3153 miles2740 nmWest W
QuitoThu 3:08 PM5238 km3254 miles2828 nmEast-northeast ENE
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