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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 23:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 21' South
Longitude: 176° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.99 meters/second, 1566.0 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"972.77 miwest0° 00' 31.5"0.60 minorth972.80 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.6"4.88 mieast0° 12' 46.6"14.65 minorth15.44 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 18, 2013 at 23:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 13° 09' North
Longitude: 91° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.93 meters/second, 1576.5 km/hour, 979.6 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' 25.8"979.50 miwest0° 08' 29.9"9.74 minorth979.26 mi
24 hours11° 05' 08.1"746.80 mieast3° 04' 53.6"211.88 minorth771.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaSat 12:54 PM129 km80 miles70 nmSoutheast SE
PangaiSat 12:54 PM193 km120 miles104 nmEast-northeast ENE
NeiafuSat 12:54 PM292 km181 miles157 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sat 12:54 PM624 km388 miles337 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiFri 12:54 PM665 km413 miles359 nmEast-northeast ENE
Nadi *Sat 12:54 PM737 km458 miles398 nmWest-northwest WNW
Lautoka *Sat 12:54 PM742 km461 miles401 nmWest-northwest WNW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sat 1:54 PM840 km522 miles454 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Sat 1:54 PM856 km532 miles462 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Pago PagoFri 12:54 PM885 km550 miles478 nmNortheast NE
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