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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 23:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 27' North, Longitude: 168° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.27 meters/second, 1642.6 km/hour, 1020.6 miles/hour or 886.9 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' 08.6"1020.55 miwest0° 00' 52.8"1.01 minorth1020.52 mi
24 hours0° 03' 24.7"3.87 miwest0° 21' 02.3"24.10 minorth24.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 23:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 51' North, Longitude: 92° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.17 meters/second, 1530.6 km/hour, 951.1 miles/hour or 826.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.85 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 misouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 31' 26.2"950.81 miwest0° 03' 50.3"4.40 misouth951.00 mi
24 hours11° 20' 45.7"742.85 mieast1° 55' 20.6"132.21 misouth758.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandTue 11:12 AM1466 km911 miles791 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiWed 1:12 PM1521 km945 miles821 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluTue 1:12 PM1625 km1010 miles878 nmNortheast NE
MidwayTue 12:12 PM2193 km1363 miles1184 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoWed 12:12 PM2218 km1379 miles1198 nmSouth S
MajuroWed 11:12 AM2307 km1434 miles1246 nmWest W
TarawaWed 11:12 AM2318 km1440 miles1252 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiWed 11:12 AM2525 km1569 miles1363 nmSouthwest SW
ApiaWed 12:12 PM2716 km1687 miles1466 nmSouth S
Wake IslandWed 11:12 AM2885 km1793 miles1558 nmWest-northwest WNW
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