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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 Friday, November 1, 2013 at 22:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 42' South, Longitude: 161° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.73 meters/second, 1615.4 km/hour, 1003.8 miles/hour or 872.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.73 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.6"1003.61 miwest0° 00' 47.4"0.91 misouth1003.58 mi
24 hours0° 00' 07.5"0.14 miwest0° 18' 53.4"21.65 misouth21.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 22:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 02' South, Longitude: 178° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.57 meters/second, 1593.3 km/hour, 990.0 miles/hour or 860.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.50 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 29' 21.1"989.83 miwest0° 10' 12.0"11.68 misouth989.67 mi
24 hours347° 24' 35.3"860.12 miwest3° 51' 33.5"265.26 misouth895.07 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaFri 12:30 PM747 km464 miles404 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Pago PagoFri 11:30 AM982 km610 miles530 nmWest W
AlofiFri 11:30 AM1008 km626 miles544 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sat 12:30 PM1102 km685 miles595 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 11:30 AM1203 km748 miles650 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteFri 12:30 PM1324 km823 miles715 nmEast-southeast ESE
NukualofaSat 11:30 AM1606 km998 miles867 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSat 12:30 PM1892 km1176 miles1022 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Suva *Sat 11:30 AM2166 km1346 miles1169 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiSat 10:30 AM2200 km1367 miles1188 nmWest-northwest WNW
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