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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, November 2, 2013 at 00:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 44' South, Longitude: 165° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.68 meters/second, 1615.2 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"1003.54 miwest0° 00' 47.4"0.91 misouth1003.51 mi
24 hours0° 00' 06.3"0.12 miwest0° 18' 52.2"21.62 misouth21.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 00:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 24' South, Longitude: 146° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.03 meters/second, 1591.3 km/hour, 988.8 miles/hour or 859.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"16.48 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 29' 11.9"988.69 miwest0° 10' 06.7"11.59 misouth988.52 mi
24 hours12° 39' 14.4"863.63 mieast3° 48' 43.4"262.04 misouth897.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleSat 11:40 AM188 km117 miles102 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaSat 11:40 AM439 km273 miles237 nmSoutheast SE
NoumeaSat 11:40 AM838 km521 miles453 nmSouth S
HoniaraSat 11:40 AM851 km529 miles460 nmNorthwest NW
Suva *Sat 1:40 PM1418 km881 miles766 nmEast-southeast ESE
YarenSat 12:40 PM1577 km980 miles852 nmNorth N
FunafutiSat 12:40 PM1634 km1015 miles882 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrisbaneSat 10:40 AM1921 km1193 miles1037 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaSat 12:40 PM1963 km1220 miles1060 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbySat 10:40 AM2089 km1298 miles1128 nmWest-northwest WNW
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