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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 Monday, September 23, 2013 at 21:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 24' South, Longitude: 148° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 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' 13.0"1037.86 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.86 mi
24 hours0° 05' 13.6"6.03 miwest0° 23' 21.5"26.75 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 23, 2013 at 21:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 33' North, Longitude: 83° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.79 meters/second, 1540.0 km/hour, 956.9 miles/hour or 831.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.95 miwest0° 00' 04.7"0.09 minorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 30' 16.9"956.76 miwest0° 04' 44.9"5.45 minorth956.56 mi
24 hours11° 51' 50.4"782.63 mieast1° 28' 24.6"101.35 minorth785.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiTue 11:44 AM1043 km648 miles563 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteMon 11:44 AM1900 km1181 miles1026 nmSouth S
HonoluluMon 11:44 AM2621 km1628 miles1415 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaMon 11:44 AM2623 km1630 miles1416 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoTue 10:44 AM2734 km1699 miles1476 nmWest-southwest WSW
ApiaTue 10:44 AM2988 km1857 miles1614 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiMon 10:44 AM3139 km1951 miles1695 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandMon 9:44 AM3145 km1954 miles1698 nmWest W
AdamstownMon 1:44 PM3354 km2084 miles1811 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiTue 9:44 AM3719 km2311 miles2008 nmWest-southwest WSW
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