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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 Friday, October 4, 2013 at 23:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 43' South, Longitude: 179° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.37 meters/second, 1664.5 km/hour, 1034.3 miles/hour or 898.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1034.35 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.34 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.5"5.12 miwest0° 23' 03.7"26.41 misouth26.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 4, 2013 at 23:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 42' South, Longitude: 178° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.57 meters/second, 1604.1 km/hour, 996.7 miles/hour or 866.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.61 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 30' 22.8"996.65 miwest0° 10' 35.3"12.13 misouth996.54 mi
24 hours347° 54' 05.9"831.22 miwest4° 04' 29.3"280.06 misouth873.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiSat 11:50 AM421 km262 miles227 nmSouth S
Baker IslandFri 11:50 AM713 km443 miles385 nmNortheast NE
TarawaSat 11:50 AM979 km608 miles529 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoSat 12:50 PM1160 km721 miles626 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Sat 1:50 PM1402 km871 miles757 nmSoutheast SE
YarenSat 11:50 AM1458 km906 miles787 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuvaSat 11:50 AM1488 km925 miles804 nmSouth S
MajuroSat 11:50 AM1594 km990 miles861 nmNorthwest NW
Port VilaSat 10:50 AM1876 km1166 miles1013 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaSat 12:50 PM1910 km1187 miles1031 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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