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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 00:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 47' South
Longitude: 176° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.78 meters/second, 1550.8 km/hour, 963.6 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"963.32 miwest0° 00' 23.3"0.45 misouth963.30 mi
24 hours0° 05' 40.2"6.07 mieast0° 09' 08.7"10.49 misouth12.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 00:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 58' South
Longitude: 149° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.54 meters/second, 1553.6 km/hour, 965.3 miles/hour or 838.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"16.09 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 misouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 26' 28.1"965.14 miwest0° 07' 47.7"8.94 misouth964.89 mi
24 hours13° 48' 11.3"922.51 mieast2° 40' 51.6"184.36 misouth934.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Suva *Sun 1:00 PM433 km269 miles234 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Nadi *Sun 1:00 PM444 km276 miles240 nmNorth N
Lautoka *Sun 1:00 PM466 km290 miles252 nmNorth N
NukualofaSun 1:00 PM816 km507 miles441 nmEast E
PangaiSun 1:00 PM931 km579 miles503 nmEast-northeast ENE
NeiafuSun 1:00 PM1009 km627 miles545 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaSun 11:00 AM1010 km628 miles545 nmWest-northwest WNW
NoumeaSun 11:00 AM1085 km674 miles586 nmWest W
AlofiSat 1:00 PM1403 km872 miles758 nmEast E
Apia *Sun 2:00 PM1484 km922 miles801 nmNortheast NE
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