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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 Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 00:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 177° 06' East

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"951.72 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth951.72 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.8"7.88 mieast0° 00' 22.3"0.43 minorth7.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 00:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 59' North, Longitude: 48° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.49 meters/second, 1596.6 km/hour, 992.1 miles/hour or 862.1 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' 38.3"991.94 miwest0° 08' 38.2"9.89 misouth992.21 mi
24 hours10° 29' 15.9"714.50 mieast3° 38' 05.4"249.79 misouth760.20 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 1:10 PM603 km374 miles325 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Nadi *Sun 1:10 PM624 km388 miles337 nmNorth N
Lautoka *Sun 1:10 PM646 km402 miles349 nmNorth N
NukualofaSun 1:10 PM832 km517 miles449 nmEast-northeast ENE
PangaiSun 1:10 PM971 km603 miles524 nmEast-northeast ENE
NoumeaSun 11:10 AM1101 km684 miles595 nmWest W
Port VilaSun 11:10 AM1112 km691 miles601 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiSat 1:10 PM1431 km889 miles773 nmEast-northeast ENE
Auckland *Sun 1:10 PM1504 km934 miles812 nmSouth S
Apia *Sun 2:10 PM1582 km983 miles854 nmNortheast NE
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