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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 31, 2013 at 22:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 23' South, Longitude: 164° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.38 meters/second, 1617.8 km/hour, 1005.2 miles/hour or 873.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.76 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.76 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.1"1005.12 miwest0° 00' 48.0"0.92 misouth1005.09 mi
24 hours0° 00' 19.5"0.36 miwest0° 19' 07.7"21.92 misouth21.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 22:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 50' South, Longitude: 163° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.27 meters/second, 1610.2 km/hour, 1000.5 miles/hour or 869.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.68 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.5"1000.46 miwest0° 10' 47.0"12.35 misouth1000.41 mi
24 hours11° 56' 14.0"822.83 mieast4° 13' 17.3"290.11 misouth869.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Pago PagoThu 11:40 AM683 km424 miles369 nmWest W
AlofiThu 11:40 AM784 km487 miles423 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Fri 12:40 PM801 km498 miles433 nmWest W
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Fri 12:40 PM850 km528 miles459 nmWest W
RarotongaThu 12:40 PM900 km559 miles486 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoFri 11:40 AM931 km579 miles503 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaFri 11:40 AM1368 km850 miles739 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteThu 12:40 PM1622 km1008 miles876 nmEast-southeast ESE
Suva *Fri 11:40 AM1884 km1171 miles1017 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiFri 10:40 AM1904 km1183 miles1028 nmWest-northwest WNW
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