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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 Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 21:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 42' South
Longitude: 149° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.00 meters/second, 1540.8 km/hour, 957.4 miles/hour or 832.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.96 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.6"957.06 miwest0° 00' 15.9"0.30 misouth957.05 mi
24 hours0° 06' 36.7"7.04 mieast0° 06' 08.9"7.05 misouth9.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 21:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 57' South
Longitude: 80° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.00 meters/second, 1591.2 km/hour, 988.7 miles/hour or 859.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.48 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 minorth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 28' 06.1"988.70 miwest0° 10' 41.8"12.25 minorth989.02 mi
24 hours12° 27' 50.7"851.75 mieast4° 25' 17.8"303.87 minorth908.39 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSat 11:50 AM572 km356 miles309 nmNorth N
RarotongaSat 11:50 AM1038 km645 miles561 nmWest W
AdamstownSat 1:50 PM2026 km1259 miles1094 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiSat 10:50 AM2126 km1321 miles1148 nmWest W
Apia *Sun 11:50 AM2514 km1562 miles1357 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSun 10:50 AM2622 km1629 miles1416 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 10:50 AM2717 km1688 miles1467 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiSun 11:50 AM2836 km1762 miles1531 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Sun 10:50 AM3344 km2078 miles1805 nmWest W
Chatham Islands *Sun 11:35 AM3403 km2114 miles1837 nmSouthwest SW
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