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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 Friday, January 18, 2013 at 22:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 21' South, Longitude: 156° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.95 meters/second, 1565.8 km/hour, 973.0 miles/hour or 845.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.22 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 59' 48.4"972.63 miwest0° 00' 31.3"0.60 minorth972.66 mi
24 hours0° 04' 31.2"4.89 mieast0° 12' 45.4"14.63 minorth15.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 18, 2013 at 22:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 58' North, Longitude: 71° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.27 meters/second, 1577.8 km/hour, 980.4 miles/hour or 851.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.34 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 32' 26.6"980.19 miwest0° 08' 35.1"9.84 minorth979.96 mi
24 hours11° 04' 41.9"746.83 mieast3° 07' 07.2"214.41 minorth772.15 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaFri 12:36 PM371 km230 miles200 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteFri 12:36 PM778 km484 miles420 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiFri 11:36 AM1430 km889 miles772 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 12:36 PM1793 km1114 miles968 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 11:36 AM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 11:36 AM2009 km1248 miles1085 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiSat 12:36 PM2460 km1529 miles1328 nmNorth N
Suva *Sat 11:36 AM2662 km1654 miles1437 nmWest W
AdamstownFri 2:36 PM2741 km1703 miles1480 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiSat 10:36 AM2937 km1825 miles1586 nmWest-northwest WNW
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