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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 Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 00:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 39' South, Longitude: 175° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.20 meters/second, 1552.3 km/hour, 964.6 miles/hour or 838.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.08 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.5"964.27 miwest0° 00' 24.4"0.47 minorth964.29 mi
24 hours0° 05' 43.8"6.14 mieast0° 09' 59.6"11.46 minorth13.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 00:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 50' South, Longitude: 177° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.60 meters/second, 1535.8 km/hour, 954.3 miles/hour or 829.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.91 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 24' 36.1"954.14 miwest0° 08' 06.2"9.29 minorth954.52 mi
24 hours346° 13' 12.4"912.43 miwest3° 41' 20.9"253.66 minorth954.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Nadi *Sat 1:24 PM459 km285 miles248 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Suva *Sat 1:24 PM477 km297 miles258 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Sat 1:24 PM481 km299 miles259 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port VilaSat 11:24 AM894 km556 miles483 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 1:24 PM937 km582 miles506 nmEast E
NoumeaSat 11:24 AM966 km600 miles522 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 12:24 PM1499 km931 miles809 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiFri 1:24 PM1520 km945 miles821 nmEast E
Apia *Sat 2:24 PM1577 km980 miles852 nmEast-northeast ENE
Auckland *Sat 1:24 PM1688 km1049 miles911 nmSouth S
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