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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 12, 2013 at 23:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 45' South, Longitude: 179° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.70 meters/second, 1654.9 km/hour, 1028.3 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"1028.27 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 misouth1028.25 mi
24 hours0° 03' 34.5"4.09 miwest0° 22' 22.2"25.62 misouth25.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 23:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 17' South, Longitude: 74° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.17 meters/second, 1559.4 km/hour, 969.0 miles/hour or 842.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.15 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 27' 06.6"968.80 miwest0° 08' 15.5"9.46 minorth969.14 mi
24 hours12° 55' 42.7"866.71 mieast3° 39' 17.0"251.23 minorth908.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiSun 11:50 AM86 km53 miles46 nmSouth S
Baker IslandSat 11:50 AM1007 km626 miles544 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoSun 12:50 PM1080 km671 miles583 nmEast E
SuvaSun 11:50 AM1151 km715 miles622 nmSouth S
Apia *Sun 1:50 PM1205 km749 miles650 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaSun 11:50 AM1218 km757 miles658 nmNorthwest NW
YarenSun 11:50 AM1569 km975 miles847 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSun 12:50 PM1603 km996 miles866 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port VilaSun 10:50 AM1607 km999 miles868 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiSat 12:50 PM1725 km1072 miles931 nmSoutheast SE
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