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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 Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 22:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 35' North, Longitude: 148° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.90 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.7 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"1037.72 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1037.72 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.4"5.20 miwest0° 23' 39.9"27.10 minorth27.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 22:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 21' North, Longitude: 33° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.12 meters/second, 1552.0 km/hour, 964.4 miles/hour or 838.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.07 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 misouth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 31' 32.4"964.15 miwest0° 06' 28.9"7.43 misouth964.44 mi
24 hours11° 20' 35.0"752.97 mieast2° 56' 45.3"202.54 misouth784.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 12:02 PM966 km600 miles522 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 12:02 PM2005 km1246 miles1083 nmSouth S
HonoluluThu 12:02 PM2498 km1552 miles1349 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaThu 12:02 PM2695 km1674 miles1455 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoFri 11:02 AM2724 km1693 miles1471 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 12:02 PM2997 km1863 miles1619 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 10:02 AM3087 km1918 miles1667 nmWest W
AlofiThu 11:02 AM3173 km1971 miles1713 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownThu 2:02 PM3476 km2160 miles1877 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiFri 10:02 AM3693 km2295 miles1994 nmWest-southwest WSW
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