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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 22:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 12' North, Longitude: 161° 27' 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' 11.2"1037.84 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1037.84 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.8"5.17 miwest0° 23' 41.2"27.13 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 22:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 28' North, Longitude: 57° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.05 meters/second, 1533.8 km/hour, 953.0 miles/hour or 828.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.88 miwest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 misouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 31' 17.3"952.85 miwest0° 04' 32.6"5.21 misouth953.07 mi
24 hours11° 26' 00.0"750.29 mieast2° 12' 30.8"151.89 misouth770.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 12:52 PM494 km307 miles267 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoThu 11:52 AM1514 km941 miles818 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandWed 10:52 AM1672 km1039 miles903 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 12:52 PM1924 km1195 miles1039 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiWed 11:52 AM2321 km1442 miles1253 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiThu 10:52 AM2350 km1461 miles1269 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteWed 12:52 PM2354 km1463 miles1271 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluWed 12:52 PM2369 km1472 miles1279 nmNorth N
RarotongaWed 12:52 PM2377 km1477 miles1284 nmSouth S
NukualofaThu 11:52 AM2793 km1736 miles1508 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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