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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 30, 2013 at 21:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 25' South, Longitude: 143° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.65 meters/second, 1593.5 km/hour, 990.2 miles/hour or 860.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.50 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.4"989.92 miwest0° 00' 41.7"0.80 minorth989.95 mi
24 hours0° 02' 08.5"2.36 mieast0° 16' 52.0"19.33 minorth19.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 21:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 56' South, Longitude: 77° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.98 meters/second, 1616.3 km/hour, 1004.3 miles/hour or 872.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 35.7"1004.24 miwest0° 11' 36.7"13.30 misouth1004.27 mi
24 hours11° 30' 48.6"795.94 mieast4° 35' 49.2"315.87 misouth854.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteWed 11:46 AM681 km423 miles368 nmWest W
TaiohaeWed 12:16 PM1012 km629 miles546 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AdamstownWed 1:46 PM1596 km992 miles862 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaWed 11:46 AM1796 km1116 miles970 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiThu 11:46 AM2640 km1641 miles1426 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 10:46 AM2834 km1761 miles1530 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 11:46 AM3091 km1921 miles1669 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 10:46 AM3165 km1967 miles1709 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 10:46 AM3388 km2105 miles1829 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Wed 4:46 PM3633 km2258 miles1962 nmEast-southeast ESE
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