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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 Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 21:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 58' South, Longitude: 151° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.51 meters/second, 1657.8 km/hour, 1030.1 miles/hour or 895.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.17 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.17 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.6"1030.16 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 misouth1030.15 mi
24 hours0° 03' 49.9"4.39 miwest0° 22' 35.4"25.87 misouth26.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 21:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 01' South, Longitude: 73° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.66 meters/second, 1518.0 km/hour, 943.2 miles/hour or 819.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.72 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 minorth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 25' 05.9"943.03 miwest0° 02' 52.9"3.31 minorth943.18 mi
24 hours13° 49' 22.7"904.11 mieast1° 42' 31.8"117.53 minorth916.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteThu 11:50 AM1180 km733 miles637 nmSouth S
KiritimatiFri 11:50 AM1200 km746 miles648 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaThu 11:50 AM1836 km1141 miles991 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoFri 10:50 AM2238 km1391 miles1209 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 11:50 AM2390 km1485 miles1290 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 10:50 AM2439 km1516 miles1317 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 9:50 AM2932 km1822 miles1583 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownThu 1:50 PM2998 km1863 miles1619 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaFri 10:50 AM3034 km1885 miles1638 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluThu 11:50 AM3215 km1998 miles1736 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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