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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, April 2, 2013 at 22:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 16' North, Longitude: 158° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.98 meters/second, 1663.1 km/hour, 1033.4 miles/hour or 898.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1033.47 miwest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 minorth1033.45 mi
24 hours0° 04' 23.0"5.03 miwest0° 22' 56.5"26.28 minorth26.75 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 22:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 55' South, Longitude: 109° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.09 meters/second, 1519.5 km/hour, 944.2 miles/hour or 820.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.74 miwest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 25' 28.3"944.00 miwest0° 04' 35.0"5.25 minorth944.23 mi
24 hours13° 33' 30.3"887.35 mieast2° 21' 09.8"161.81 minorth907.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 12:36 PM395 km246 miles213 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluTue 12:36 PM1776 km1104 miles959 nmNorth N
Baker IslandTue 10:36 AM2083 km1294 miles1125 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoWed 11:36 AM2153 km1338 miles1163 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Wed 12:36 PM2576 km1600 miles1391 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteTue 12:36 PM2703 km1680 miles1460 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiWed 10:36 AM2912 km1809 miles1572 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaTue 12:36 PM2935 km1824 miles1585 nmSouth S
AlofiTue 11:36 AM2970 km1845 miles1604 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaWed 10:36 AM3203 km1990 miles1729 nmWest W
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