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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 Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 21:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 41' South, Longitude: 139° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 454.31 meters/second, 1635.5 km/hour, 1016.3 miles/hour or 883.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.94 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.94 mi
1 hour15° 00' 03.1"1016.14 miwest0° 00' 52.9"1.01 minorth1016.17 mi
24 hours0° 01' 18.5"1.48 miwest0° 21' 15.0"24.34 minorth24.39 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 21:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 19' North, Longitude: 52° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.87 meters/second, 1525.9 km/hour, 948.2 miles/hour or 823.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.80 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 minorth15.80 mi
1 hour14° 31' 12.6"947.88 miwest0° 03' 41.8"4.24 minorth947.71 mi
24 hours11° 34' 01.0"755.18 mieast1° 03' 27.7"72.76 minorth756.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSun 12:00 Noon302 km187 miles163 nmNorth N
PapeeteSun 11:30 AM1308 km813 miles706 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSun 1:30 PM1753 km1090 miles947 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaSun 11:30 AM2453 km1524 miles1324 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiMon 11:30 AM2521 km1567 miles1361 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSun 10:30 AM3411 km2120 miles1842 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoMon 10:30 AM3535 km2196 miles1909 nmWest W
Easter Island *Sun 4:30 PM3538 km2199 miles1910 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Mon 11:30 AM3563 km2214 miles1924 nmWest W
NukualofaMon 10:30 AM3994 km2482 miles2157 nmWest-southwest WSW
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