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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 Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 23:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 57' South, Longitude: 162° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.48 meters/second, 1639.7 km/hour, 1018.9 miles/hour or 885.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.98 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.98 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.0"1018.76 miwest0° 00' 53.8"1.03 minorth1018.79 mi
24 hours0° 01' 39.7"1.88 miwest0° 21' 36.4"24.75 minorth24.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 23:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 31' North, Longitude: 51° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.52 meters/second, 1513.9 km/hour, 940.7 miles/hour or 817.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.68 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.0"940.36 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth940.41 mi
24 hours11° 39' 44.7"755.70 mieast0° 49' 01.8"56.21 misouth759.77 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Pago PagoTue 12:02 PM1008 km626 miles544 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoWed 12:02 PM1021 km634 miles551 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 1:02 PM1103 km685 miles596 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaTue 1:02 PM1164 km723 miles628 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AlofiTue 12:02 PM1231 km765 miles665 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiWed 1:02 PM1511 km939 miles816 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PapeeteTue 1:02 PM1531 km952 miles827 nmEast-southeast ESE
NukualofaWed 12:02 PM1800 km1119 miles972 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandTue 11:02 AM2016 km1253 miles1089 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiWed 11:02 AM2072 km1287 miles1119 nmWest W
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