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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 Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 23:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 28' South, Longitude: 178° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.76 meters/second, 1554.3 km/hour, 965.8 miles/hour or 839.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.10 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 59' 46.9"965.52 miwest0° 00' 25.4"0.49 misouth965.50 mi
24 hours0° 05' 20.0"5.73 mieast0° 09' 58.8"11.45 misouth12.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 23:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 26' South, Longitude: 128° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.93 meters/second, 1601.7 km/hour, 995.3 miles/hour or 864.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.59 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 30' 29.7"995.18 miwest0° 10' 20.8"11.85 misouth995.06 mi
24 hours12° 09' 06.3"833.55 mieast3° 59' 21.8"274.20 misouth873.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaFri 12:40 PM316 km197 miles171 nmEast E
PangaiFri 12:40 PM443 km276 miles239 nmEast-northeast ENE
Suva *Fri 12:40 PM508 km316 miles274 nmNorthwest NW
NeiafuFri 12:40 PM542 km337 miles293 nmNortheast NE
Nadi *Fri 12:40 PM610 km379 miles330 nmNorthwest NW
Lautoka *Fri 12:40 PM622 km387 miles336 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 12:40 PM908 km564 miles490 nmEast-northeast ENE
Apia *Fri 1:40 PM1087 km675 miles587 nmNortheast NE
FunafutiFri 11:40 AM1458 km906 miles787 nmNorth N
Port VilaFri 10:40 AM1470 km913 miles794 nmWest-northwest WNW
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