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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 23:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 05' South, Longitude: 175° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.11 meters/second, 1663.6 km/hour, 1033.7 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' 10.9"1033.76 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1033.74 mi
24 hours0° 04' 21.8"5.01 miwest0° 23' 00.0"26.34 misouth26.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 23:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 43' South, Longitude: 164° 60' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.17 meters/second, 1584.6 km/hour, 984.6 miles/hour or 855.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.0"16.41 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.18 misouth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 29' 03.3"984.51 miwest0° 09' 39.3"11.06 misouth984.31 mi
24 hours12° 39' 22.3"860.27 mieast3° 34' 33.1"245.82 misouth889.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RawakiSun 12:30 PM576 km358 miles311 nmEast-northeast ENE
Baker IslandSat 11:30 AM590 km367 miles319 nmNorth N
FunafutiSun 11:30 AM676 km420 miles365 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSun 12:30 PM685 km426 miles370 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Sun 1:30 PM1060 km658 miles572 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaSun 11:30 AM1446 km899 miles781 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuvaSun 11:30 AM1577 km980 miles852 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AlofiSat 12:30 PM1668 km1036 miles901 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NukualofaSun 12:30 PM1776 km1104 miles959 nmSouth S
MajuroSun 11:30 AM1986 km1234 miles1072 nmNorthwest NW
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