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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 Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 23:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 01' South, Longitude: 172° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.96 meters/second, 1537.1 km/hour, 955.1 miles/hour or 830.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.92 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.2"954.74 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 minorth954.75 mi
24 hours0° 07' 05.0"7.52 mieast0° 05' 01.8"5.77 minorth9.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 23:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 06' South, Longitude: 179° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.06 meters/second, 1512.2 km/hour, 939.7 miles/hour or 816.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.3"15.66 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 minorth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 22' 17.1"939.45 miwest0° 02' 49.6"3.24 minorth939.59 mi
24 hours345° 00' 28.7"980.00 miwest1° 46' 54.5"122.55 minorth992.69 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaWed 12:32 PM353 km219 miles190 nmNorthwest NW
PangaiWed 12:32 PM407 km253 miles220 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NeiafuWed 12:32 PM510 km317 miles275 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiTue 12:32 PM513 km318 miles277 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Pago PagoTue 12:32 PM987 km613 miles533 nmNorth N
Apia *Wed 1:32 PM1020 km634 miles551 nmNorth N
Suva *Wed 12:32 PM1094 km680 miles591 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaTue 1:32 PM1322 km821 miles714 nmEast E
FakaofoWed 12:32 PM1517 km942 miles819 nmNorth N
FunafutiWed 11:32 AM1836 km1141 miles991 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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