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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 Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 20:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 15' South, Longitude: 130° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.99 meters/second, 1576.8 km/hour, 979.8 miles/hour or 851.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.33 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.9"979.53 miwest0° 00' 36.0"0.69 minorth979.56 mi
24 hours0° 03' 33.2"3.87 mieast0° 14' 33.3"16.69 minorth17.13 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 20:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 37' North, Longitude: 10° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.16 meters/second, 1512.6 km/hour, 939.9 miles/hour or 816.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.67 miwest0° 00' 01.5"0.03 misouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.8"939.61 miwest0° 01' 34.0"1.80 misouth939.70 mi
24 hours11° 42' 57.5"758.70 mieast1° 04' 13.0"73.63 misouth764.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownWed 12:52 PM645 km401 miles348 nmSouth S
Gambier IslandsWed 11:52 AM648 km403 miles350 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteWed 10:52 AM2046 km1271 miles1105 nmWest W
Easter Island *Wed 3:52 PM2310 km1435 miles1247 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaWed 10:52 AM3086 km1917 miles1666 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 10:52 AM3769 km2342 miles2035 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 9:52 AM4161 km2585 miles2247 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 10:52 AM4459 km2771 miles2408 nmWest W
NukualofaThu 9:52 AM4685 km2911 miles2529 nmWest W
SuvaThu 8:52 AM5392 km3351 miles2912 nmWest W
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