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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: 160° 16' 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"979.65 miwest0° 00' 36.0"0.69 minorth979.68 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° 54' 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"939.94 miwest0° 01' 45.7"2.02 misouth940.04 mi
24 hours11° 42' 44.9"758.74 mieast1° 08' 48.1"78.89 misouth765.60 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 PM228 km142 miles123 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AlofiWed 11:52 AM1015 km630 miles548 nmWest W
PapeeteWed 12:52 PM1147 km712 miles619 nmEast E
Apia *Thu 12:52 PM1364 km848 miles737 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 11:52 AM1574 km978 miles850 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 11:52 AM1608 km999 miles868 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaThu 10:52 AM2249 km1397 miles1214 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 12:52 PM2355 km1463 miles1272 nmNorth N
FunafutiThu 10:52 AM2510 km1560 miles1355 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandWed 10:52 AM2783 km1730 miles1503 nmNorthwest NW
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