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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 21:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 60' South
Longitude: 142° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.66 meters/second, 1579.2 km/hour, 981.3 miles/hour or 852.7 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.36 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.3"981.03 miwest0° 00' 36.9"0.70 minorth981.06 mi
24 hours0° 03' 20.8"3.65 mieast0° 14' 54.8"17.10 minorth17.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 21:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 30' North
Longitude: 9° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.21 meters/second, 1523.6 km/hour, 946.7 miles/hour or 822.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.78 miwest0° 00' 03.8"0.07 misouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.4"946.48 miwest0° 03' 56.4"4.52 misouth946.68 mi
24 hours11° 37' 43.0"758.44 mieast1° 59' 42.6"137.23 misouth775.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteThu 11:42 AM742 km461 miles401 nmWest-northwest WNW
Gambier IslandsThu 12:42 PM928 km577 miles501 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownThu 1:42 PM1465 km910 miles791 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaThu 11:42 AM1800 km1119 miles972 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 11:42 AM2808 km1745 miles1516 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 10:42 AM2861 km1778 miles1545 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 11:42 AM3151 km1958 miles1702 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 10:42 AM3252 km2020 miles1756 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 10:42 AM3400 km2113 miles1836 nmWest W
Easter Island *Thu 4:42 PM3525 km2190 miles1903 nmEast-southeast ESE
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