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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 21:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 14' South, Longitude: 142° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.02 meters/second, 1576.9 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"979.51 miwest0° 00' 36.0"0.69 minorth979.54 mi
24 hours0° 03' 32.8"3.86 mieast0° 14' 34.0"16.70 minorth17.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 21:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 36' North, Longitude: 1° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.21 meters/second, 1512.8 km/hour, 940.0 miles/hour or 816.8 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' 01.6"0.03 misouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.8"939.68 miwest0° 01' 38.8"1.89 misouth939.76 mi
24 hours11° 42' 52.6"758.67 mieast1° 06' 05.1"75.77 misouth765.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteWed 11:42 AM770 km479 miles416 nmWest-northwest WNW
Gambier IslandsWed 12:42 PM894 km556 miles483 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownWed 1:42 PM1431 km889 miles773 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaWed 11:42 AM1818 km1130 miles982 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 11:42 AM2843 km1767 miles1535 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 10:42 AM2882 km1791 miles1556 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 11:42 AM3177 km1974 miles1716 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 10:42 AM3281 km2039 miles1772 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 10:42 AM3419 km2124 miles1846 nmWest W
Easter Island *Wed 4:42 PM3494 km2171 miles1887 nmEast-southeast ESE
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