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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 30, 2013 at 22:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 47' South, Longitude: 160° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.81 meters/second, 1550.9 km/hour, 963.7 miles/hour or 837.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.06 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.9"963.39 miwest0° 00' 23.3"0.45 misouth963.36 mi
24 hours0° 05' 39.6"6.06 mieast0° 09' 10.3"10.52 misouth12.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 22:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 46' South, Longitude: 170° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.00 meters/second, 1555.2 km/hour, 966.4 miles/hour or 839.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.11 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 26' 36.1"966.17 miwest0° 07' 55.2"9.08 misouth965.92 mi
24 hours346° 14' 48.5"920.01 miwest2° 44' 25.4"188.45 misouth933.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaSat 12:30 PM101 km63 miles54 nmNortheast NE
AlofiSat 11:30 AM1023 km635 miles552 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteSat 12:30 PM1244 km773 miles672 nmEast-northeast ENE
Apia *Sun 12:30 PM1478 km918 miles798 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaSun 11:30 AM1519 km944 miles820 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 11:30 AM1787 km1110 miles965 nmNorthwest NW
Suva *Sun 11:30 AM2235 km1389 miles1207 nmWest W
FunafutiSun 10:30 AM2618 km1627 miles1413 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiSun 12:30 PM2639 km1640 miles1425 nmNorth N
Chatham Islands *Sun 12:15 PM2873 km1785 miles1551 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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