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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 Monday, April 8, 2013 at 22:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 32' North, Longitude: 153° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.95 meters/second, 1655.8 km/hour, 1028.9 miles/hour or 894.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1028.82 miwest0° 00' 55.8"1.07 minorth1028.80 mi
24 hours0° 04' 03.1"4.63 miwest0° 22' 16.5"25.51 minorth25.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, April 8, 2013 at 22:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 06' North, Longitude: 170° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.16 meters/second, 1613.4 km/hour, 1002.5 miles/hour or 871.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 43.6"1002.40 miwest0° 11' 02.2"12.64 minorth1002.37 mi
24 hours11° 17' 45.5"779.36 mieast4° 15' 23.0"292.48 minorth829.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiTue 12:14 PM784 km487 miles423 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluMon 12:14 PM1609 km1000 miles869 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Baker IslandMon 10:14 AM2721 km1691 miles1469 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoTue 11:14 AM2747 km1707 miles1483 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteMon 12:14 PM2799 km1739 miles1511 nmSouth S
ApiaTue 11:14 AM3138 km1950 miles1694 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaMon 12:14 PM3265 km2028 miles1763 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayMon 11:14 AM3430 km2132 miles1852 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiMon 11:14 AM3472 km2158 miles1875 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiTue 10:14 AM3549 km2205 miles1917 nmWest-southwest WSW
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