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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 23:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 13' South
Longitude: 162° 46' 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"979.66 miwest0° 00' 36.0"0.69 minorth979.69 mi
24 hours0° 03' 32.1"3.85 mieast0° 14' 35.2"16.72 minorth17.16 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 23:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 34' North
Longitude: 21° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.32 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"939.97 miwest0° 01' 46.6"2.04 misouth940.07 mi
24 hours11° 42' 43.7"758.74 mieast1° 09' 11.0"79.32 misouth765.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaWed 1:02 PM384 km239 miles207 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiWed 12:02 PM752 km467 miles406 nmWest W
Pago PagoWed 12:02 PM1007 km626 miles544 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Thu 1:02 PM1130 km702 miles610 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 12:02 PM1316 km818 miles710 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteWed 1:02 PM1408 km875 miles760 nmEast E
FakaofoThu 12:02 PM1421 km883 miles767 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaThu 11:02 AM1986 km1234 miles1072 nmWest W
FunafutiThu 11:02 AM2276 km1414 miles1229 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 1:02 PM2408 km1496 miles1300 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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