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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: 176° 50' 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"951.79 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth951.79 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: 47° 47' 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 misouth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 33' 38.3"992.02 miwest0° 08' 38.2"9.89 misouth992.28 mi
24 hours10° 29' 15.5"714.55 mieast3° 38' 06.4"249.83 misouth760.26 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 PM610 km379 miles329 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Nadi *Sun 1:10 PM627 km389 miles338 nmNorth N
Lautoka *Sun 1:10 PM649 km403 miles350 nmNorth N
NukualofaSun 1:10 PM860 km534 miles464 nmEast-northeast ENE
PangaiSun 1:10 PM997 km620 miles538 nmEast-northeast ENE
NoumeaSun 11:10 AM1073 km667 miles579 nmWest W
Port VilaSun 11:10 AM1089 km676 miles588 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSat 1:10 PM1458 km906 miles787 nmEast-northeast ENE
Auckland *Sun 1:10 PM1500 km932 miles810 nmSouth S
Apia *Sun 2:10 PM1604 km996 miles866 nmNortheast NE
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