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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° 47' 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"979.58 miwest0° 00' 36.0"0.69 minorth979.61 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° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.22 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"939.75 miwest0° 01' 39.0"1.89 misouth939.83 mi
24 hours11° 42' 52.6"758.72 mieast1° 06' 07.8"75.82 misouth765.17 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 AM742 km461 miles401 nmWest-northwest WNW
Gambier IslandsWed 12:42 PM920 km572 miles497 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownWed 1:42 PM1457 km905 miles787 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaWed 11:42 AM1789 km1112 miles966 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 11:42 AM2826 km1756 miles1526 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 10:42 AM2852 km1772 miles1540 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 11:42 AM3148 km1956 miles1700 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 10:42 AM3253 km2021 miles1756 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 10:42 AM3390 km2106 miles1830 nmWest W
Easter Island *Wed 4:42 PM3521 km2188 miles1901 nmEast-southeast ESE
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