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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° 57' 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"1037.84 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.84 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° 42' 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"952.07 miwest0° 04' 23.1"5.03 misouth952.29 mi
24 hours11° 26' 28.6"750.22 mieast2° 08' 49.1"147.66 misouth769.06 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 AM2600 km1616 miles1404 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiThu 11:02 AM2609 km1621 miles1409 nmWest W
AdamstownWed 1:02 PM2822 km1754 miles1524 nmSouth S
HonoluluWed 11:02 AM3496 km2172 miles1888 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaWed 11:02 AM3673 km2282 miles1983 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Wed 4:02 PM4004 km2488 miles2162 nmSoutheast SE
HermosilloWed 2:02 PM4025 km2501 miles2173 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Wed 2:02 PM4093 km2543 miles2210 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoThu 10:02 AM4264 km2650 miles2303 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Francisco *Wed 2:02 PM4328 km2689 miles2337 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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