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Day and Night World Map

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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 Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 20:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 19' South
Longitude: 134° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.47 meters/second, 1610.9 km/hour, 1001.0 miles/hour or 869.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.68 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.5"1000.83 miwest0° 00' 46.2"0.89 misouth1000.80 mi
24 hours0° 00' 16.0"0.30 mieast0° 18' 24.9"21.10 misouth21.11 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 20:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 53' South
Longitude: 129° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.42 meters/second, 1545.9 km/hour, 960.6 miles/hour or 834.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.01 miwest0° 00' 07.1"0.14 misouth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 25' 59.4"960.38 miwest0° 07' 04.6"8.11 misouth960.13 mi
24 hours13° 53' 31.4"924.39 mieast2° 20' 31.7"161.07 misouth932.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsSun 11:40 AM868 km539 miles469 nmSouth S
TaiohaeSun 11:10 AM893 km555 miles482 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownSun 12:40 PM1169 km726 miles631 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteSun 10:40 AM1640 km1019 miles886 nmWest W
RarotongaSun 10:40 AM2761 km1715 miles1491 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:40 PM2901 km1802 miles1566 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiMon 10:40 AM3162 km1965 miles1707 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSun 9:40 AM3797 km2359 miles2050 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Mon 10:40 AM4028 km2503 miles2175 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 9:40 AM4057 km2521 miles2190 nmWest W
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