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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 16, 2013 at 22:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 26' North, Longitude: 150° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.29 meters/second, 1642.7 km/hour, 1020.7 miles/hour or 887.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.01 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.01 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.7"1020.60 miwest0° 00' 52.8"1.01 minorth1020.58 mi
24 hours0° 03' 24.9"3.88 miwest0° 21' 02.8"24.11 minorth24.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 22:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 55' North, Longitude: 75° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.98 meters/second, 1529.9 km/hour, 950.6 miles/hour or 826.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.84 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 misouth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.2"950.37 miwest0° 03' 44.2"4.29 misouth950.56 mi
24 hours11° 21' 14.1"743.04 mieast1° 53' 01.0"129.54 misouth758.22 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 12:02 PM1206 km749 miles651 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluTue 12:02 PM1434 km891 miles774 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Baker IslandTue 10:02 AM3082 km1915 miles1664 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteTue 12:02 PM3095 km1923 miles1671 nmSouth S
FakaofoWed 11:02 AM3166 km1967 miles1710 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayTue 11:02 AM3420 km2125 miles1847 nmNorthwest NW
ApiaWed 11:02 AM3560 km2212 miles1922 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaTue 12:02 PM3644 km2264 miles1967 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AlofiTue 11:02 AM3890 km2417 miles2101 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiWed 10:02 AM3948 km2453 miles2132 nmWest-southwest WSW
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