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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 22:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 14' South, Longitude: 159° 60' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.05 meters/second, 1577.0 km/hour, 979.9 miles/hour or 851.5 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' 32.2"3.85 mieast0° 14' 35.1"16.72 minorth17.16 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 22:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 34' North, Longitude: 18° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.30 meters/second, 1513.1 km/hour, 940.2 miles/hour or 817.0 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' 01.7"0.03 misouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.7"939.88 miwest0° 01' 45.7"2.02 misouth939.97 mi
24 hours11° 42' 45.0"758.69 mieast1° 08' 45.7"78.83 misouth765.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaWed 12:52 PM223 km139 miles121 nmSouth S
AlofiWed 11:52 AM1044 km649 miles564 nmWest W
PapeeteWed 12:52 PM1117 km694 miles603 nmEast E
Apia *Thu 12:52 PM1391 km864 miles751 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 11:52 AM1603 km996 miles865 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 11:52 AM1630 km1013 miles880 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaThu 10:52 AM2278 km1416 miles1230 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 12:52 PM2351 km1461 miles1270 nmNorth N
FunafutiThu 10:52 AM2536 km1576 miles1370 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandWed 10:52 AM2803 km1742 miles1513 nmNorthwest NW
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