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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 21:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 01' South, Longitude: 146° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.11 meters/second, 1613.2 km/hour, 1002.4 miles/hour or 871.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.71 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.0"1002.20 miwest0° 00' 46.8"0.90 misouth1002.17 mi
24 hours0° 00' 04.2"0.08 mieast0° 18' 39.4"21.38 misouth21.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 21:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 44' South, Longitude: 154° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.29 meters/second, 1570.6 km/hour, 975.9 miles/hour or 848.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.26 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 27' 40.5"975.72 miwest0° 08' 59.4"10.30 misouth975.49 mi
24 hours13° 16' 06.8"895.26 mieast3° 14' 18.1"222.64 misouth916.51 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSat 11:30 AM422 km262 miles228 nmSouthwest SW
TaiohaeSat 12:00 Noon1020 km634 miles551 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaSat 11:30 AM1554 km966 miles839 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSat 1:30 PM2051 km1274 miles1107 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiSun 11:30 AM2209 km1373 miles1193 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiSat 10:30 AM2520 km1566 miles1361 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sun 11:30 AM2716 km1687 miles1466 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 10:30 AM2750 km1709 miles1485 nmWest W
NukualofaSun 10:30 AM3097 km1925 miles1673 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSat 9:30 AM3693 km2294 miles1994 nmWest-northwest WNW
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