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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 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 21:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 25' South
Longitude: 143° 26' 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"989.99 miwest0° 00' 41.7"0.80 minorth990.02 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 1° 57' South
Longitude: 76° 48' 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"1004.31 miwest0° 11' 36.7"13.30 misouth1004.34 mi
24 hours11° 30' 49.5"796.02 mieast4° 35' 48.7"315.88 misouth854.60 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 AM652 km405 miles352 nmWest W
AdamstownWed 1:46 PM1621 km1007 miles875 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaWed 11:46 AM1768 km1098 miles954 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiThu 11:46 AM2623 km1630 miles1416 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 10:46 AM2804 km1743 miles1514 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 11:46 AM3062 km1902 miles1653 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 10:46 AM3136 km1949 miles1693 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 10:46 AM3359 km2087 miles1814 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Wed 4:46 PM3661 km2275 miles1977 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaThu 9:46 AM4038 km2509 miles2180 nmWest W
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