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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 23:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 13' South, Longitude: 162° 30' 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"979.59 miwest0° 00' 36.0"0.69 minorth979.62 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 Latitude: 20° 34' North, Longitude: 21° 03' 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"939.91 miwest0° 01' 46.6"2.04 misouth940.00 mi
24 hours11° 42' 43.7"758.69 mieast1° 09' 08.6"79.27 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 1:02 PM361 km224 miles195 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiWed 12:02 PM781 km485 miles422 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 1:02 PM1156 km718 miles624 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 12:02 PM1345 km835 miles726 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteWed 1:02 PM1378 km857 miles744 nmEast E
FakaofoThu 12:02 PM1441 km895 miles778 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaThu 11:02 AM2016 km1252 miles1088 nmWest W
FunafutiThu 11:02 AM2302 km1430 miles1243 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 1:02 PM2400 km1491 miles1296 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Baker IslandWed 11:02 AM2636 km1638 miles1423 nmNorthwest NW
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