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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 22:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 56' South
Longitude: 162° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.35 meters/second, 1549.3 km/hour, 962.7 miles/hour or 836.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.05 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.6"962.34 miwest0° 00' 22.3"0.43 misouth962.32 mi
24 hours0° 05' 49.2"6.23 mieast0° 08' 44.8"10.03 misouth11.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 22:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 31' South
Longitude: 177° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.06 meters/second, 1530.2 km/hour, 950.8 miles/hour or 826.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.85 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 misouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 24' 35.2"950.61 miwest0° 05' 32.1"6.34 misouth950.39 mi
24 hours14° 28' 06.2"954.47 mieast1° 38' 49.3"113.29 misouth956.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaSun 12:40 PM338 km210 miles183 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiSun 11:40 AM793 km493 miles428 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaMon 11:40 AM1271 km790 miles686 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 12:40 PM1294 km804 miles699 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteSun 12:40 PM1485 km923 miles802 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoMon 11:40 AM1648 km1024 miles890 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Mon 11:40 AM1991 km1237 miles1075 nmWest W
FunafutiMon 10:40 AM2419 km1503 miles1306 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiMon 12:40 PM2703 km1679 miles1459 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Auckland *Mon 11:40 AM2710 km1684 miles1463 nmSouthwest SW
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