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Day and Night World Map

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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 20, 2013 at 23:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 44' North
Longitude: 176° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.91 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.7 miles/hour or 901.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.3"1037.81 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.81 mi
24 hours0° 05' 19.3"6.14 miwest0° 23' 19.1"26.71 misouth27.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 20, 2013 at 23:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 32' North
Longitude: 20° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.55 meters/second, 1596.8 km/hour, 992.2 miles/hour or 862.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.54 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 30' 09.2"992.14 miwest0° 10' 11.6"11.68 minorth991.98 mi
24 hours11° 55' 07.9"815.40 mieast3° 47' 24.0"260.51 minorth851.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Howland IslandFri 11:38 AM18 km11 miles10 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandFri 11:38 AM59 km37 miles32 nmSouth S
RawakiSat 12:38 PM808 km502 miles436 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiSat 11:38 AM1128 km701 miles609 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaSat 11:38 AM1174 km729 miles634 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 12:38 PM1259 km782 miles680 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroSat 11:38 AM1541 km958 miles832 nmWest-northwest WNW
ApiaSat 12:38 PM1692 km1051 miles914 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenSat 11:38 AM1854 km1152 miles1001 nmWest W
KiritimatiSat 1:38 PM2134 km1326 miles1152 nmEast E
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