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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 23:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 21' South, Longitude: 173° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.98 meters/second, 1565.9 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"972.76 miwest0° 00' 31.5"0.60 minorth972.79 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.6"4.88 mieast0° 12' 46.5"14.65 minorth15.44 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 18, 2013 at 23:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 08' North, Longitude: 88° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.97 meters/second, 1576.7 km/hour, 979.7 miles/hour or 851.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.33 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 32' 25.9"979.59 miwest0° 08' 30.6"9.75 minorth979.36 mi
24 hours11° 05' 04.7"746.81 mieast3° 05' 10.5"212.20 minorth771.52 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PangaiSat 12:44 PM97 km60 miles52 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaSat 12:44 PM187 km116 miles101 nmWest-southwest WSW
NeiafuSat 12:44 PM191 km119 miles103 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiFri 12:44 PM413 km257 miles223 nmEast-northeast ENE
Pago PagoFri 12:44 PM740 km460 miles400 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sat 1:44 PM746 km464 miles403 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Sat 1:44 PM747 km464 miles403 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Suva *Sat 12:44 PM872 km542 miles471 nmWest-northwest WNW
Nadi *Sat 12:44 PM985 km612 miles532 nmWest-northwest WNW
Lautoka *Sat 12:44 PM988 km614 miles533 nmWest-northwest WNW
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