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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 23:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 43' South, Longitude: 179° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.70 meters/second, 1615.3 km/hour, 1003.7 miles/hour or 872.2 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' 00.5"1003.53 miwest0° 00' 47.4"0.91 misouth1003.50 mi
24 hours0° 00' 06.8"0.13 miwest0° 18' 52.7"21.63 misouth21.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 23:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 13' South, Longitude: 161° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.29 meters/second, 1592.2 km/hour, 989.4 miles/hour or 859.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.49 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 misouth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 29' 16.3"989.19 miwest0° 10' 09.3"11.63 misouth989.02 mi
24 hours12° 37' 27.2"861.96 mieast3° 50' 03.9"263.55 misouth896.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mata-UtuSat 11:40 AM354 km220 miles191 nmEast-northeast ENE
Suva *Sat 12:40 PM461 km286 miles249 nmSouthwest SW
Lautoka *Sat 12:40 PM487 km303 miles263 nmSouthwest SW
Nadi *Sat 12:40 PM505 km314 miles273 nmSouthwest SW
NeiafuSat 12:40 PM698 km433 miles377 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiSat 11:40 AM711 km442 miles384 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sat 1:40 PM750 km466 miles405 nmEast E
PangaiSat 12:40 PM756 km470 miles408 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Sat 1:40 PM797 km495 miles430 nmEast E
NukualofaSat 12:40 PM821 km510 miles443 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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