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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, February 14, 2013 at 00:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 02' South, Longitude: 177° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.98 meters/second, 1627.1 km/hour, 1011.1 miles/hour or 878.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.85 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth16.85 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.3"1010.90 miwest0° 00' 51.0"0.97 minorth1010.93 mi
24 hours0° 00' 36.4"0.68 miwest0° 20' 30.1"23.49 minorth23.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 00:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 44' North, Longitude: 140° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.25 meters/second, 1602.9 km/hour, 996.0 miles/hour or 865.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.60 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 31' 45.4"995.87 miwest0° 10' 32.9"12.08 minorth995.74 mi
24 hours11° 15' 52.0"772.11 mieast3° 57' 55.9"272.54 minorth814.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LautokaThu 12:24 PM507 km315 miles274 nmSouth S
NadiThu 12:24 PM528 km328 miles285 nmSouth S
FunafutiThu 12:24 PM531 km330 miles287 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SuvaThu 12:24 PM573 km356 miles309 nmSouth S
Mata-UtuThu 12:24 PM682 km424 miles368 nmEast E
Port VilaThu 11:24 AM1119 km695 miles604 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Thu 2:24 PM1160 km721 miles626 nmEast E
NukualofaThu 1:24 PM1183 km735 miles639 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoThu 1:24 PM1290 km802 miles697 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiWed 1:24 PM1497 km930 miles808 nmEast-southeast ESE
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