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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 Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 20:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 05' South, Longitude: 136° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.34 meters/second, 1653.6 km/hour, 1027.5 miles/hour or 892.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.13 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.13 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.8"1027.52 miwest0° 00' 55.8"1.07 misouth1027.50 mi
24 hours0° 03' 27.6"3.95 miwest0° 22' 16.2"25.51 misouth25.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 20:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 07' South, Longitude: 18° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.09 meters/second, 1580.7 km/hour, 982.2 miles/hour or 853.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.37 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 28' 08.3"982.15 miwest0° 09' 48.1"11.23 minorth982.49 mi
24 hours12° 32' 25.6"851.26 mieast4° 09' 50.5"286.19 minorth903.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSun 11:20 AM373 km232 miles201 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteSun 10:50 AM1783 km1108 miles963 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSun 12:50 PM1990 km1237 miles1075 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiMon 10:50 AM2587 km1607 miles1397 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSun 10:50 AM2916 km1812 miles1575 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:50 PM3532 km2195 miles1907 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiSun 9:50 AM3832 km2381 miles2069 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoMon 9:50 AM3851 km2393 miles2080 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 10:50 AM3931 km2443 miles2123 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluSun 10:50 AM4018 km2497 miles2170 nmNorthwest NW
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