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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, December 21, 2013 at 23:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 170° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.79 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth951.79 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.8"7.88 mieast0° 00' 21.5"0.41 minorth7.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 23:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 06' North, Longitude: 59° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.32 meters/second, 1596.0 km/hour, 991.7 miles/hour or 861.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.5"16.53 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 misouth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 33' 37.5"991.63 miwest0° 08' 36.0"9.85 misouth991.90 mi
24 hours10° 29' 27.9"714.52 mieast3° 37' 21.3"248.97 misouth759.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlofiSat 12:20 PM492 km306 miles266 nmNorth N
NukualofaSun 12:20 PM531 km330 miles287 nmWest-northwest WNW
PangaiSun 12:20 PM553 km344 miles299 nmNorthwest NW
NeiafuSun 12:20 PM631 km392 miles341 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Pago PagoSat 12:20 PM1015 km631 miles548 nmNorth N
Apia *Sun 1:20 PM1069 km664 miles577 nmNorth N
RarotongaSat 1:20 PM1149 km714 miles620 nmEast E
Suva *Sun 12:20 PM1277 km793 miles689 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoSun 12:20 PM1558 km968 miles841 nmNorth N
FunafutiSun 11:20 AM1972 km1225 miles1065 nmNorthwest NW
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