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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 Monday, January 21, 2013 at 00:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 54' South, Longitude: 173° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.21 meters/second, 1570.4 km/hour, 975.8 miles/hour or 847.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.26 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 59' 49.5"975.52 miwest0° 00' 33.3"0.64 minorth975.55 mi
24 hours0° 04' 07.1"4.47 mieast0° 13' 32.2"15.52 minorth16.15 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 21, 2013 at 00:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 39' North, Longitude: 78° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.78 meters/second, 1532.8 km/hour, 952.4 miles/hour or 827.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.87 miwest0° 00' 04.7"0.09 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 31' 36.0"952.21 miwest0° 04' 48.2"5.51 minorth952.00 mi
24 hours11° 27' 10.8"750.81 mieast1° 31' 03.3"104.40 minorth754.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NadiMon 12:36 PM470 km292 miles254 nmEast-northeast ENE
LautokaMon 12:36 PM485 km302 miles262 nmEast-northeast ENE
SuvaMon 12:36 PM551 km342 miles297 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaMon 11:36 AM600 km373 miles324 nmWest-northwest WNW
NoumeaMon 11:36 AM781 km485 miles422 nmWest-southwest WSW
LuganvilleMon 11:36 AM831 km516 miles449 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaMon 1:36 PM1183 km735 miles639 nmEast E
FunafutiMon 12:36 PM1401 km870 miles756 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Mon 2:36 PM1703 km1058 miles919 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiSun 1:36 PM1739 km1081 miles939 nmEast E
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