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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 Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 21:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 05' North, Longitude: 146° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.28 meters/second, 1667.8 km/hour, 1036.3 miles/hour or 900.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.4"1036.39 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1036.40 mi
24 hours0° 05' 21.6"6.17 miwest0° 23' 05.5"26.45 misouth27.16 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 21:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 54' South, Longitude: 27° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.94 meters/second, 1537.0 km/hour, 955.0 miles/hour or 829.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.92 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 25' 33.0"954.88 miwest0° 06' 26.2"7.38 minorth955.18 mi
24 hours13° 36' 09.3"900.41 mieast3° 03' 09.4"209.90 minorth931.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSun 11:40 AM1220 km758 miles658 nmWest W
PapeeteSat 11:40 AM2306 km1433 miles1245 nmSouth S
HonoluluSat 11:40 AM2366 km1470 miles1278 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaSat 11:40 AM3058 km1900 miles1651 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSun 10:40 AM3076 km1911 miles1661 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSat 9:40 AM3358 km2087 miles1813 nmWest W
ApiaSun 10:40 AM3365 km2091 miles1817 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiSat 10:40 AM3550 km2206 miles1917 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSat 1:40 PM3579 km2224 miles1933 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiSun 9:40 AM4023 km2500 miles2172 nmWest-southwest WSW
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