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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 23:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 44' South
Longitude: 169° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.71 meters/second, 1655.0 km/hour, 1028.4 miles/hour or 893.6 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.0"1028.37 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 misouth1028.35 mi
24 hours0° 03' 34.7"4.09 miwest0° 22' 22.5"25.63 misouth25.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 23:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 23' South
Longitude: 63° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.95 meters/second, 1558.6 km/hour, 968.5 miles/hour or 841.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.14 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.16 minorth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 27' 04.4"968.36 miwest0° 08' 11.4"9.39 minorth968.70 mi
24 hours12° 56' 37.5"867.38 mieast3° 37' 55.0"249.68 minorth908.78 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FakaofoSun 12:02 PM288 km179 miles156 nmSouthwest SW
RawakiSun 12:02 PM475 km295 miles257 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Sun 1:02 PM731 km454 miles395 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Pago PagoSat 12:02 PM741 km460 miles400 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sun 1:02 PM742 km461 miles401 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandSat 11:02 AM1193 km741 miles644 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSat 12:02 PM1254 km779 miles677 nmSouth S
FunafutiSun 11:02 AM1281 km796 miles691 nmWest W
NukualofaSun 12:02 PM1617 km1005 miles873 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiSun 1:02 PM1692 km1051 miles913 nmNortheast NE
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