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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 21, 2013 at 21:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 22' North, Longitude: 148° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 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"1037.87 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.87 mi
24 hours0° 05' 17.9"6.11 miwest0° 23' 20.2"26.73 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 21:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 03' North, Longitude: 59° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.70 meters/second, 1579.3 km/hour, 981.4 miles/hour or 852.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.36 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.0"981.25 miwest0° 08' 45.7"10.04 minorth981.04 mi
24 hours11° 54' 12.0"805.35 mieast3° 09' 08.2"216.72 minorth829.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSun 11:44 AM1045 km650 miles564 nmWest W
PapeeteSat 11:44 AM1987 km1235 miles1073 nmSouth S
HonoluluSat 11:44 AM2550 km1584 miles1377 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaSat 11:44 AM2708 km1683 miles1462 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSun 10:44 AM2785 km1731 miles1504 nmWest-southwest WSW
ApiaSun 10:44 AM3050 km1895 miles1647 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSat 9:44 AM3164 km1966 miles1708 nmWest W
AlofiSat 10:44 AM3212 km1996 miles1734 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSat 1:44 PM3415 km2122 miles1844 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiSun 9:44 AM3760 km2337 miles2030 nmWest-southwest WSW
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