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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 Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 00:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 49' South, Longitude: 173° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.08 meters/second, 1598.7 km/hour, 993.4 miles/hour or 863.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.56 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 59' 55.4"993.21 miwest0° 00' 43.3"0.83 minorth993.25 mi
24 hours0° 01' 43.0"1.90 mieast0° 17' 30.2"20.06 minorth20.15 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 00:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 23' South, Longitude: 58° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.29 meters/second, 1581.5 km/hour, 982.7 miles/hour or 853.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.38 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 misouth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 29' 16.6"982.53 miwest0° 10' 09.8"11.64 misouth982.31 mi
24 hours12° 35' 21.4"853.79 mieast3° 46' 03.5"259.02 misouth886.21 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LautokaSat 12:40 PM467 km290 miles252 nmEast-southeast ESE
NadiSat 12:40 PM467 km290 miles252 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaSat 11:40 AM523 km325 miles282 nmWest-southwest WSW
SuvaSat 12:40 PM580 km360 miles313 nmEast-southeast ESE
LuganvilleSat 11:40 AM654 km406 miles353 nmWest-northwest WNW
NoumeaSat 11:40 AM925 km575 miles500 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiSat 12:40 PM1130 km702 miles610 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaSat 1:40 PM1317 km818 miles711 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraSat 11:40 AM1646 km1022 miles889 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Sat 2:40 PM1653 km1027 miles893 nmEast E
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