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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 Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 21:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 36' South, Longitude: 144° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.99 meters/second, 1641.6 km/hour, 1020.0 miles/hour or 886.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.2"1020.00 miwest0° 00' 54.2"1.04 minorth1020.03 mi
24 hours0° 01' 49.2"2.06 miwest0° 21' 45.6"24.93 minorth25.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 21:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 45' North, Longitude: 23° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.57 meters/second, 1521.3 km/hour, 945.3 miles/hour or 821.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.76 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.7"945.04 miwest0° 03' 06.8"3.57 misouth945.20 mi
24 hours11° 37' 00.8"756.45 mieast1° 40' 07.7"114.79 misouth768.90 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeWed 12:22 PM615 km382 miles332 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteWed 11:52 AM919 km571 miles496 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiThu 11:52 AM1952 km1213 miles1054 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaWed 11:52 AM1981 km1231 miles1069 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownWed 1:52 PM2234 km1388 miles1206 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiWed 10:52 AM2850 km1771 miles1539 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoThu 10:52 AM2894 km1798 miles1563 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 11:52 AM2948 km1832 miles1592 nmWest W
NukualofaThu 10:52 AM3444 km2140 miles1859 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandWed 9:52 AM3698 km2298 miles1997 nmWest-northwest WNW
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