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Day and Night World Map

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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 21:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 14' South
Longitude: 145° 17' 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"979.59 miwest0° 00' 36.0"0.69 minorth979.62 mi
24 hours0° 03' 32.8"3.86 mieast0° 14' 34.2"16.70 minorth17.15 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 21:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 35' North
Longitude: 4° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.23 meters/second, 1512.8 km/hour, 940.0 miles/hour or 816.9 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"939.77 miwest0° 01' 39.9"1.91 misouth939.86 mi
24 hours11° 42' 51.4"758.72 mieast1° 06' 30.6"76.26 misouth765.23 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteWed 11:52 AM491 km305 miles265 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaWed 11:52 AM1531 km951 miles827 nmWest W
AdamstownWed 1:52 PM1692 km1051 miles913 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiWed 10:52 AM2590 km1609 miles1399 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 11:52 AM2681 km1666 miles1448 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Thu 11:52 AM2887 km1794 miles1559 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 10:52 AM3001 km1865 miles1620 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 10:52 AM3130 km1945 miles1690 nmWest W
Easter Island *Wed 4:52 PM3768 km2341 miles2035 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaThu 9:52 AM3824 km2376 miles2065 nmWest W
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