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Day and Night World Map

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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 23:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 56' South
Longitude: 171° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.23 meters/second, 1538.0 km/hour, 955.7 miles/hour or 830.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.3"955.33 miwest0° 00' 13.2"0.25 minorth955.35 mi
24 hours0° 07' 00.0"7.44 mieast0° 05' 29.1"6.29 minorth9.74 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 23:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 20' South
Longitude: 164° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.67 meters/second, 1528.8 km/hour, 950.0 miles/hour or 825.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.8"15.83 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 minorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 22' 56.6"949.81 miwest0° 06' 08.6"7.04 minorth950.10 mi
24 hours14° 33' 44.9"961.70 mieast3° 00' 05.4"206.40 minorth990.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaThu 12:30 PM401 km249 miles217 nmWest-northwest WNW
PangaiThu 12:30 PM434 km270 miles234 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 12:30 PM474 km295 miles256 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NeiafuThu 12:30 PM525 km326 miles283 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Pago PagoWed 12:30 PM967 km601 miles522 nmNorth N
Apia *Thu 1:30 PM1008 km626 miles544 nmNorth N
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Thu 1:30 PM1019 km633 miles550 nmNorth N
Suva *Thu 12:30 PM1146 km712 miles619 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaWed 1:30 PM1258 km782 miles679 nmEast E
FakaofoThu 12:30 PM1503 km934 miles812 nmNorth N
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