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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 Friday, September 6, 2013 at 23:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 05' North, Longitude: 175° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.34 meters/second, 1660.8 km/hour, 1032.0 miles/hour or 896.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.7"1032.03 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 misouth1032.05 mi
24 hours0° 05' 06.9"5.87 miwest0° 22' 30.1"25.77 misouth26.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 6, 2013 at 23:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 45' South, Longitude: 160° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.30 meters/second, 1613.9 km/hour, 1002.8 miles/hour or 871.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.71 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 37.7"1002.78 miwest0° 10' 48.4"12.38 misouth1002.75 mi
24 hours11° 31' 40.2"795.74 mieast4° 14' 13.3"291.17 misouth844.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandFri 11:40 AM657 km408 miles355 nmSouth S
TarawaSat 11:40 AM1353 km841 miles730 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroSat 11:40 AM1449 km900 miles782 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 11:40 AM1709 km1062 miles923 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSat 12:40 PM1781 km1106 miles961 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenSat 11:40 AM2061 km1281 miles1113 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSat 1:40 PM2096 km1303 miles1132 nmEast-southeast ESE
ApiaSat 12:40 PM2246 km1396 miles1213 nmSouth S
Wake IslandSat 11:40 AM2402 km1493 miles1297 nmNorthwest NW
MidwayFri 12:40 PM2455 km1525 miles1326 nmNorth N
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