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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 17, 2013 at 23:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 33' South
Longitude: 171° 42' 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"971.44 miwest0° 00' 30.5"0.58 minorth971.47 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 24' North
Longitude: 97° 39' 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"992.46 miwest0° 09' 57.0"11.40 minorth992.29 mi
24 hours11° 00' 00.1"750.77 mieast3° 42' 55.1"255.39 minorth788.71 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 PM249 km155 miles135 nmNortheast NE
PangaiFri 12:36 PM290 km180 miles156 nmWest-northwest WNW
NeiafuFri 12:36 PM319 km198 miles172 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaFri 12:36 PM371 km230 miles200 nmWest W
Pago PagoThu 12:36 PM703 km437 miles380 nmNorth N
Apia *Fri 1:36 PM744 km462 miles401 nmNorth N
Suva *Fri 12:36 PM1072 km666 miles579 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoFri 12:36 PM1239 km770 miles669 nmNorth N
RarotongaThu 1:36 PM1242 km772 miles671 nmEast E
FunafutiFri 11:36 AM1652 km1026 miles892 nmNorthwest NW
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