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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 Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 22:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 59' South, Longitude: 147° 26' 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"16.35 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.35 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.3"980.98 miwest0° 00' 36.9"0.70 minorth981.01 mi
24 hours0° 03' 20.6"3.65 mieast0° 14' 55.2"17.10 minorth17.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 22:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 28' North, Longitude: 5° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.27 meters/second, 1523.8 km/hour, 946.8 miles/hour or 822.8 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"0.08 misouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.5"946.53 miwest0° 03' 58.2"4.55 misouth946.74 mi
24 hours11° 37' 37.2"758.38 mieast2° 00' 23.2"138.00 misouth775.27 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteThu 12:02 PM277 km172 miles150 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaThu 12:02 PM1314 km816 miles709 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownThu 2:02 PM1910 km1187 miles1031 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiThu 11:02 AM2365 km1470 miles1277 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 12:02 PM2549 km1584 miles1376 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Fri 12:02 PM2658 km1652 miles1435 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 11:02 AM2776 km1725 miles1499 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 11:02 AM2910 km1808 miles1571 nmWest W
SuvaFri 10:02 AM3599 km2237 miles1943 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 10:02 AM3780 km2348 miles2041 nmWest-northwest WNW
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