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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 23:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 33' North, Longitude: 176° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.92 meters/second, 1655.7 km/hour, 1028.8 miles/hour or 894.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1028.76 miwest0° 00' 55.8"1.07 minorth1028.74 mi
24 hours0° 04' 02.8"4.63 miwest0° 22' 16.0"25.50 minorth25.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, April 8, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 23' North, Longitude: 166° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.99 meters/second, 1612.8 km/hour, 1002.1 miles/hour or 870.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 44.3"1002.04 miwest0° 10' 59.5"12.59 minorth1002.00 mi
24 hours11° 17' 44.0"779.05 mieast4° 13' 56.9"290.84 minorth828.84 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandMon 11:48 AM814 km506 miles439 nmSouth S
TarawaTue 11:48 AM1340 km833 miles724 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroTue 11:48 AM1350 km839 miles729 nmWest W
FunafutiTue 11:48 AM1837 km1142 miles992 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoTue 12:48 PM1963 km1220 miles1060 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenTue 11:48 AM2039 km1267 miles1101 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiTue 1:48 PM2225 km1383 miles1202 nmEast-southeast ESE
Wake IslandTue 11:48 AM2229 km1385 miles1204 nmNorthwest NW
MidwayMon 12:48 PM2288 km1422 miles1236 nmNorth N
ApiaTue 12:48 PM2424 km1506 miles1309 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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