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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° 10' 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"954.67 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 minorth954.68 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' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.06 meters/second, 1512.2 km/hour, 939.6 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"939.38 miwest0° 02' 49.4"3.24 minorth939.52 mi
24 hours14° 59' 32.1"979.94 mieast1° 46' 50.7"122.47 minorth992.62 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 PM376 km234 miles203 nmWest-northwest WNW
PangaiWed 12:32 PM421 km262 miles228 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiTue 12:32 PM498 km310 miles269 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NeiafuWed 12:32 PM520 km323 miles281 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Pago PagoTue 12:32 PM982 km610 miles530 nmNorth N
Apia *Wed 1:32 PM1018 km633 miles550 nmNorth N
Suva *Wed 12:32 PM1120 km696 miles604 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaTue 1:32 PM1293 km804 miles698 nmEast E
FakaofoWed 12:32 PM1515 km941 miles818 nmNorth N
FunafutiWed 11:32 AM1850 km1150 miles999 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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