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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 Friday, January 18, 2013 at 22:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 21' South
Longitude: 156° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.96 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"972.70 miwest0° 00' 31.3"0.60 minorth972.73 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 58' North
Longitude: 72° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.26 meters/second, 1577.7 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"980.25 miwest0° 08' 34.9"9.84 minorth980.01 mi
24 hours11° 04' 42.3"746.88 mieast3° 07' 05.4"214.39 minorth772.19 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 PM343 km213 miles185 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteFri 12:36 PM805 km500 miles435 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiFri 11:36 AM1401 km871 miles757 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 12:36 PM1765 km1097 miles953 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 11:36 AM1936 km1203 miles1045 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 11:36 AM1985 km1234 miles1072 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiSat 12:36 PM2459 km1528 miles1328 nmNorth N
Suva *Sat 11:36 AM2633 km1636 miles1422 nmWest W
AdamstownFri 2:36 PM2769 km1721 miles1495 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiSat 10:36 AM2910 km1808 miles1571 nmWest-northwest WNW
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