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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 Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 21:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 19' South, Longitude: 149° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.44 meters/second, 1610.8 km/hour, 1000.9 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"1000.70 miwest0° 00' 46.2"0.88 misouth1000.67 mi
24 hours0° 00' 16.5"0.31 mieast0° 18' 24.2"21.09 misouth21.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 21:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 60' South, Longitude: 144° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.14 meters/second, 1544.9 km/hour, 960.0 miles/hour or 834.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.00 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 misouth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 25' 55.3"959.69 miwest0° 06' 58.7"8.00 misouth959.44 mi
24 hours13° 54' 54.7"925.33 mieast2° 17' 55.5"158.08 misouth933.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 11:40 AM250 km155 miles135 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaSun 11:40 AM1304 km810 miles704 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiMon 11:40 AM2106 km1309 miles1137 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiSun 10:40 AM2251 km1399 miles1215 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSun 1:40 PM2256 km1402 miles1218 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Mon 11:40 AM2447 km1521 miles1321 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 10:40 AM2494 km1550 miles1347 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaMon 10:40 AM2831 km1759 miles1528 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSun 9:40 AM3466 km2154 miles1871 nmWest-northwest WNW
Suva *Mon 10:40 AM3472 km2158 miles1875 nmWest W
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