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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, March 19, 2013 at 21:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 14' South, Longitude: 133° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1037.84 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.84 mi
24 hours0° 04' 26.7"5.13 miwest0° 23' 42.4"27.15 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 21:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 55' North, Longitude: 42° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.23 meters/second, 1520.0 km/hour, 944.5 miles/hour or 820.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.74 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 misouth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 02.2"944.27 miwest0° 02' 13.1"2.55 misouth944.38 mi
24 hours11° 32' 34.5"750.89 mieast1° 18' 25.1"89.91 misouth759.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteTue 11:02 AM2573 km1598 miles1389 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiWed 11:02 AM2621 km1629 miles1415 nmWest W
AdamstownTue 1:02 PM2778 km1726 miles1500 nmSouth S
HonoluluTue 11:02 AM3532 km2195 miles1907 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaTue 11:02 AM3650 km2268 miles1971 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Tue 4:02 PM3965 km2464 miles2141 nmSoutheast SE
HermosilloTue 2:02 PM4056 km2520 miles2190 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Tue 2:02 PM4130 km2567 miles2230 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoWed 10:02 AM4261 km2648 miles2301 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Francisco *Tue 2:02 PM4368 km2714 miles2359 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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