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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 Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 00:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 07' South, Longitude: 173° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.60 meters/second, 1568.2 km/hour, 974.4 miles/hour or 846.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.24 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 59' 49.0"974.08 miwest0° 00' 32.4"0.62 minorth974.11 mi
24 hours0° 04' 18.8"4.67 mieast0° 13' 09.9"15.09 minorth15.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 00:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 19' North, Longitude: 89° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.48 meters/second, 1553.3 km/hour, 965.2 miles/hour or 838.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.09 miwest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 minorth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 32' 04.7"964.96 miwest0° 06' 44.6"7.73 minorth964.71 mi
24 hours11° 15' 28.5"747.48 mieast2° 19' 59.0"160.45 minorth759.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NadiSun 12:36 PM464 km289 miles251 nmEast-northeast ENE
LautokaSun 12:36 PM480 km298 miles259 nmNortheast NE
SuvaSun 12:36 PM540 km335 miles291 nmEast-northeast ENE
LevukaSun 12:36 PM601 km373 miles324 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaSun 11:36 AM630 km391 miles340 nmWest-northwest WNW
LabasaSun 12:36 PM722 km448 miles390 nmEast-northeast ENE
NoumeaSun 11:36 AM793 km493 miles428 nmWest-southwest WSW
LuganvilleSun 11:36 AM863 km536 miles466 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaSun 1:36 PM1158 km719 miles625 nmEast E
FunafutiSun 12:36 PM1413 km878 miles763 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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