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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 23:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 14' South, Longitude: 174° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.31 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 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"953.27 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth953.28 mi
24 hours0° 07' 17.1"7.72 mieast0° 03' 38.8"4.18 minorth8.79 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 23:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 25' South, Longitude: 134° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.37 meters/second, 1542.1 km/hour, 958.2 miles/hour or 832.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"15.97 miwest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 misouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 26' 10.9"958.02 miwest0° 06' 32.6"7.50 misouth957.78 mi
24 hours13° 56' 07.0"924.78 mieast2° 08' 12.8"146.96 misouth931.15 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaSun 12:40 PM235 km146 miles127 nmNorth N
PangaiSun 12:40 PM381 km237 miles206 nmNorth N
NeiafuSun 12:40 PM514 km319 miles278 nmNorth N
AlofiSat 12:40 PM687 km427 miles371 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sun 12:40 PM902 km561 miles487 nmNorthwest NW
Nadi *Sun 12:40 PM1009 km627 miles545 nmNorthwest NW
Lautoka *Sun 12:40 PM1019 km633 miles550 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Sun 1:40 PM1088 km676 miles588 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaSat 1:40 PM1565 km972 miles845 nmEast E
FakaofoSun 12:40 PM1581 km982 miles853 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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