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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 Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 00:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 20' South, Longitude: 178° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.00 meters/second, 1566.0 km/hour, 973.1 miles/hour or 845.6 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"972.79 miwest0° 00' 31.5"0.60 minorth972.82 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.4"4.87 mieast0° 12' 47.1"14.66 minorth15.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 00:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 12' North, Longitude: 96° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.83 meters/second, 1576.2 km/hour, 979.4 miles/hour or 851.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.32 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 32' 25.7"979.29 miwest0° 08' 28.4"9.71 minorth979.05 mi
24 hours11° 05' 15.5"746.78 mieast3° 04' 16.1"211.17 minorth771.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Suva *Sat 1:16 PM244 km152 miles132 nmNorth N
Nadi *Sat 1:16 PM299 km186 miles161 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Lautoka *Sat 1:16 PM318 km198 miles172 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaSat 1:16 PM674 km419 miles364 nmEast E
PangaiSat 1:16 PM762 km473 miles411 nmEast E
NeiafuSat 1:16 PM822 km511 miles444 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaSat 11:16 AM1098 km683 miles593 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiFri 1:16 PM1234 km767 miles666 nmEast E
NoumeaSat 11:16 AM1257 km781 miles678 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sat 2:16 PM1270 km789 miles686 nmEast-northeast ENE
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