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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 26, 2013 at 23:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 45' South, Longitude: 179° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.49 meters/second, 1629.0 km/hour, 1012.2 miles/hour or 879.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.87 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.87 mi
1 hour15° 00' 03.4"1012.04 miwest0° 00' 50.7"0.97 misouth1012.02 mi
24 hours0° 01' 18.4"1.47 miwest0° 20' 12.1"23.15 misouth23.19 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 23:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 11' North, Longitude: 94° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.13 meters/second, 1570.1 km/hour, 975.6 miles/hour or 847.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.6"16.26 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 misouth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 32' 40.6"975.40 miwest0° 06' 59.0"8.00 misouth975.69 mi
24 hours10° 51' 21.0"728.08 mieast3° 04' 17.0"211.13 misouth762.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mata-UtuSun 11:40 AM315 km196 miles170 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiSun 11:40 AM507 km315 miles274 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Sun 12:40 PM655 km407 miles354 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Lautoka *Sun 12:40 PM657 km408 miles355 nmSouthwest SW
Nadi *Sun 12:40 PM677 km421 miles366 nmSouthwest SW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sun 1:40 PM745 km463 miles402 nmEast E
Apia *Sun 1:40 PM794 km494 miles429 nmEast E
NeiafuSun 12:40 PM846 km526 miles457 nmSoutheast SE
Pago PagoSat 12:40 PM916 km569 miles495 nmEast-southeast ESE
PangaiSun 12:40 PM926 km576 miles500 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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