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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 28, 2013 at 22:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 14' South, Longitude: 159° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.30 meters/second, 1534.7 km/hour, 953.6 miles/hour or 828.7 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' 41.7"953.26 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth953.27 mi
24 hours0° 07' 17.2"7.73 mieast0° 03' 37.6"4.16 minorth8.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 22:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 18' South, Longitude: 148° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.66 meters/second, 1543.2 km/hour, 958.9 miles/hour or 833.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"15.98 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 misouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 26' 16.4"958.66 miwest0° 06' 38.2"7.61 misouth958.42 mi
24 hours13° 54' 02.4"923.01 mieast2° 10' 49.0"149.95 misouth929.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaSat 12:40 PM221 km137 miles119 nmNorth N
AlofiSat 11:40 AM1146 km712 miles619 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteSat 12:40 PM1241 km771 miles670 nmEast-northeast ENE
NukualofaSun 11:40 AM1603 km996 miles865 nmWest W
Apia *Sun 12:40 PM1634 km1015 miles882 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoSun 11:40 AM1958 km1217 miles1057 nmNorthwest NW
Suva *Sun 11:40 AM2334 km1450 miles1260 nmWest W
FunafutiSun 10:40 AM2767 km1719 miles1494 nmWest-northwest WNW
Chatham Islands *Sun 12:25 PM2768 km1720 miles1495 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiSun 12:40 PM2789 km1733 miles1506 nmNorth N
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