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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 Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 22:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 02' South, Longitude: 163° 09' 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' 13.1"1037.89 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.89 mi
24 hours0° 05' 15.7"6.07 miwest0° 23' 21.0"26.74 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 22:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 19' North, Longitude: 57° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.69 meters/second, 1557.7 km/hour, 967.9 miles/hour or 841.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.13 miwest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 minorth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.8"967.76 miwest0° 06' 47.1"7.78 minorth967.53 mi
24 hours11° 53' 45.2"793.78 mieast2° 18' 44.8"159.02 minorth805.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiMon 12:44 PM681 km423 miles368 nmEast-northeast ENE
RawakiMon 11:44 AM935 km581 miles505 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoMon 11:44 AM1366 km849 miles738 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandSun 10:44 AM1484 km922 miles801 nmWest W
ApiaMon 11:44 AM1798 km1117 miles971 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiMon 10:44 AM2169 km1348 miles1171 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiSun 11:44 AM2229 km1385 miles1204 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaSun 12:44 PM2373 km1475 miles1282 nmSouth S
HonoluluSun 12:44 PM2431 km1510 miles1312 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PapeeteSun 12:44 PM2442 km1517 miles1318 nmSoutheast SE
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