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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 Friday, December 27, 2013 at 23:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 17' South, Longitude: 174° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.14 meters/second, 1534.1 km/hour, 953.3 miles/hour or 828.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.89 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.6"952.89 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 minorth952.90 mi
24 hours0° 07' 20.0"7.77 mieast0° 03' 10.8"3.65 minorth8.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 27, 2013 at 23:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 22' South, Longitude: 121° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.54 meters/second, 1567.9 km/hour, 974.3 miles/hour or 846.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.24 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 misouth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 28' 24.4"974.10 miwest0° 08' 26.3"9.67 misouth973.86 mi
24 hours13° 03' 43.0"879.13 mieast3° 02' 13.1"208.82 misouth897.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaSat 12:40 PM239 km149 miles129 nmNorth N
PangaiSat 12:40 PM389 km242 miles210 nmNorth N
NeiafuSat 12:40 PM522 km324 miles282 nmNorth N
AlofiFri 12:40 PM700 km435 miles378 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sat 12:40 PM896 km557 miles484 nmNorthwest NW
Nadi *Sat 12:40 PM1002 km623 miles541 nmNorthwest NW
Lautoka *Sat 12:40 PM1012 km629 miles547 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Sat 1:40 PM1098 km682 miles593 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaFri 1:40 PM1578 km980 miles852 nmEast E
FakaofoSat 12:40 PM1589 km988 miles858 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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