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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 Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 21:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 41' South
Longitude: 139° 17' 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"1016.21 miwest0° 00' 52.9"1.01 minorth1016.24 mi
24 hours0° 01' 18.5"1.48 miwest0° 21' 15.1"24.35 minorth24.39 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 21:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 19' North
Longitude: 52° 58' 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"947.94 miwest0° 03' 41.7"4.24 minorth947.77 mi
24 hours11° 34' 01.2"755.23 mieast1° 03' 25.1"72.71 minorth756.25 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 Noon298 km185 miles161 nmNorth N
PapeeteSun 11:30 AM1282 km797 miles692 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSun 1:30 PM1769 km1099 miles955 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaSun 11:30 AM2426 km1507 miles1310 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiMon 11:30 AM2496 km1551 miles1348 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSun 10:30 AM3382 km2102 miles1826 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoMon 10:30 AM3504 km2177 miles1892 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 11:30 AM3533 km2195 miles1907 nmWest W
Easter Island *Sun 4:30 PM3564 km2214 miles1924 nmEast-southeast ESE
NukualofaMon 10:30 AM3966 km2464 miles2141 nmWest-southwest WSW
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