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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 22:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 12' South, Longitude: 161° 23' 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' 26.9"5.13 miwest0° 23' 42.3"27.15 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 22:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 51' North, Longitude: 68° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.42 meters/second, 1520.7 km/hour, 944.9 miles/hour or 821.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.75 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 misouth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 03.0"944.70 miwest0° 02' 23.3"2.74 misouth944.82 mi
24 hours11° 32' 08.7"750.75 mieast1° 22' 23.2"94.45 misouth759.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 12:52 PM505 km314 miles273 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoWed 11:52 AM1490 km926 miles805 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandTue 10:52 AM1681 km1045 miles908 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 12:52 PM1893 km1177 miles1022 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiTue 11:52 AM2284 km1419 miles1233 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteTue 12:52 PM2313 km1437 miles1249 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaTue 12:52 PM2333 km1450 miles1260 nmSouth S
FunafutiWed 10:52 AM2340 km1454 miles1264 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluTue 12:52 PM2410 km1498 miles1301 nmNorth N
NukualofaWed 11:52 AM2761 km1715 miles1491 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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