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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 Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 20:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 00' South
Longitude: 130° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.64 meters/second, 1579.1 km/hour, 981.2 miles/hour or 852.6 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.35 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.35 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.3"980.98 miwest0° 00' 36.8"0.70 minorth981.01 mi
24 hours0° 03' 21.3"3.66 mieast0° 14' 54.1"17.09 minorth17.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 20:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 33' North
Longitude: 21° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.07 meters/second, 1523.0 km/hour, 946.4 miles/hour or 822.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.77 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 misouth15.77 mi
1 hour14° 30' 46.9"946.16 miwest0° 03' 51.7"4.43 misouth946.35 mi
24 hours11° 37' 58.5"758.47 mieast1° 57' 54.8"135.17 misouth774.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsThu 11:52 AM671 km417 miles363 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownThu 12:52 PM672 km417 miles363 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 10:52 AM2051 km1275 miles1108 nmWest W
Easter Island *Thu 3:52 PM2316 km1439 miles1250 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaThu 10:52 AM3096 km1924 miles1672 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 10:52 AM3759 km2336 miles2030 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 9:52 AM4170 km2591 miles2252 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 10:52 AM4465 km2774 miles2411 nmWest W
NukualofaFri 9:52 AM4696 km2918 miles2535 nmWest W
HonoluluThu 10:52 AM5381 km3344 miles2906 nmNorthwest NW
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