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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 21:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 60' South
Longitude: 145° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.67 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"981.04 miwest0° 00' 36.9"0.70 minorth981.07 mi
24 hours0° 03' 20.7"3.65 mieast0° 14' 55.0"17.10 minorth17.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 21:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 29' North
Longitude: 7° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.24 meters/second, 1523.7 km/hour, 946.8 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"946.54 miwest0° 03' 57.4"4.54 misouth946.74 mi
24 hours11° 37' 40.0"758.44 mieast2° 00' 04.0"137.64 misouth775.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteThu 11:52 AM488 km303 miles263 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaThu 11:52 AM1542 km958 miles833 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownThu 1:52 PM1698 km1055 miles917 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiThu 10:52 AM2598 km1614 miles1403 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 11:52 AM2661 km1654 miles1437 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Fri 11:52 AM2890 km1796 miles1560 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 10:52 AM2999 km1863 miles1619 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 10:52 AM3141 km1952 miles1696 nmWest W
Easter Island *Thu 4:52 PM3771 km2343 miles2036 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaFri 9:52 AM3832 km2381 miles2069 nmWest W
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