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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 Monday, December 2, 2013 at 23:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 05' South, Longitude: 177° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.89 meters/second, 1547.6 km/hour, 961.6 miles/hour or 835.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.03 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.1"961.31 miwest0° 00' 21.2"0.41 misouth961.29 mi
24 hours0° 05' 58.6"6.39 mieast0° 08' 18.2"9.52 misouth11.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 2, 2013 at 23:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 13' South, Longitude: 177° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.20 meters/second, 1512.7 km/hour, 940.0 miles/hour or 816.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.67 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 misouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 23' 05.9"939.74 miwest0° 02' 20.5"2.68 misouth939.63 mi
24 hours14° 53' 01.8"972.31 mieast0° 16' 55.8"19.41 misouth971.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaTue 12:40 PM294 km183 miles159 nmEast-northeast ENE
PangaiTue 12:40 PM443 km275 miles239 nmNortheast NE
NeiafuTue 12:40 PM555 km345 miles300 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Tue 12:40 PM585 km364 miles316 nmNorthwest NW
Nadi *Tue 12:40 PM685 km426 miles370 nmNorthwest NW
Lautoka *Tue 12:40 PM698 km434 miles377 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiMon 12:40 PM893 km555 miles482 nmEast-northeast ENE
Apia *Tue 1:40 PM1117 km694 miles603 nmNortheast NE
Port VilaTue 10:40 AM1525 km948 miles823 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiTue 11:40 AM1534 km953 miles828 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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