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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, October 5, 2013 at 20:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 03' South, Longitude: 132° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.14 meters/second, 1663.7 km/hour, 1033.8 miles/hour or 898.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1033.76 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1033.75 mi
24 hours0° 04' 22.6"5.03 miwest0° 23' 00.4"26.35 misouth26.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 20:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 15' South, Longitude: 123° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.91 meters/second, 1587.3 km/hour, 986.3 miles/hour or 857.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.44 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 29' 13.6"986.11 miwest0° 09' 48.1"11.23 misouth985.91 mi
24 hours12° 35' 12.9"856.78 mieast3° 38' 59.1"250.88 misouth887.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSat 11:10 AM847 km526 miles458 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSat 12:40 PM2236 km1389 miles1207 nmSouth S
PapeeteSat 10:40 AM2279 km1416 miles1230 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSun 10:40 AM2819 km1752 miles1522 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSat 10:40 AM3407 km2117 miles1840 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Sat 3:40 PM3496 km2172 miles1887 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluSat 10:40 AM3988 km2478 miles2153 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoSun 9:40 AM4255 km2644 miles2297 nmWest W
AlofiSat 9:40 AM4301 km2673 miles2322 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sun 10:40 AM4368 km2714 miles2359 nmWest-southwest WSW
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