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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 Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 23:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 33' South, Longitude: 171° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.40 meters/second, 1563.8 km/hour, 971.7 miles/hour or 844.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.20 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.9"971.37 miwest0° 00' 30.5"0.58 minorth971.40 mi
24 hours0° 04' 42.0"5.08 mieast0° 12' 23.4"14.21 minorth15.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 23:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 23' North, Longitude: 97° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.70 meters/second, 1597.3 km/hour, 992.5 miles/hour or 862.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.54 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 32' 30.4"992.40 miwest0° 09' 57.0"11.40 minorth992.23 mi
24 hours11° 00' 00.0"750.72 mieast3° 42' 56.6"255.40 minorth788.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlofiThu 12:36 PM229 km142 miles123 nmNortheast NE
PangaiFri 12:36 PM318 km197 miles172 nmWest-northwest WNW
NeiafuFri 12:36 PM342 km212 miles185 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaFri 12:36 PM399 km248 miles216 nmWest W
Pago PagoThu 12:36 PM700 km435 miles378 nmNorth N
Apia *Fri 1:36 PM744 km463 miles402 nmNorth N
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Fri 1:36 PM759 km472 miles410 nmNorth N
Suva *Fri 12:36 PM1100 km684 miles594 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaThu 1:36 PM1213 km754 miles655 nmEast E
FakaofoFri 12:36 PM1238 km769 miles668 nmNorth N
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