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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, March 20, 2013 at 21:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 10' North, Longitude: 133° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 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' 11.2"1037.77 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.77 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.7"5.16 miwest0° 23' 41.3"27.13 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 21:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 36' North, Longitude: 30° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.70 meters/second, 1532.5 km/hour, 952.3 miles/hour or 827.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.87 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 31' 16.1"952.00 miwest0° 04' 23.0"5.03 misouth952.22 mi
24 hours11° 26' 29.0"750.17 mieast2° 08' 46.9"147.61 misouth769.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteWed 11:02 AM2620 km1628 miles1415 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiThu 11:02 AM2640 km1641 miles1426 nmWest W
AdamstownWed 1:02 PM2818 km1751 miles1522 nmSouth S
HonoluluWed 11:02 AM3519 km2186 miles1900 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaWed 11:02 AM3696 km2296 miles1996 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Wed 4:02 PM3984 km2476 miles2151 nmSoutheast SE
HermosilloWed 2:02 PM4007 km2490 miles2163 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Wed 2:02 PM4081 km2536 miles2204 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoThu 10:02 AM4294 km2668 miles2319 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Francisco *Wed 2:02 PM4320 km2684 miles2333 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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