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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

UTC time = Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:30:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 00:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 56' South, Longitude: 173° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.24 meters/second, 1538.1 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"955.29 miWest0° 00' 13.2"0.25 miNorth955.31 mi
24 hours0° 06' 59.7"7.43 miEast0° 05' 30.3"6.31 miNorth9.75 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 00:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 14' South, Longitude: 178° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.93 meters/second, 1529.7 km/hour, 950.5 miles/hour or 826.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.84 miWest0° 00' 06.1"0.12 miNorth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 22' 59.5"950.32 miWest0° 06' 16.1"7.19 miNorth950.61 mi
24 hours14° 32' 19.4"960.59 miEast3° 02' 44.5"209.42 miNorth990.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Nadi *Thu 1:30 PM703 km437 miles379 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Thu 1:30 PM723 km449 miles390 nmNortheast NE
NoumeaThu 11:30 AM725 km450 miles391 nmWest W
Suva *Thu 1:30 PM742 km461 miles401 nmNortheast NE
Port VilaThu 11:30 AM786 km489 miles425 nmNorthwest NW
KingstonThu 12:00 Noon873 km542 miles471 nmSouthwest SW
Labasa *Thu 1:30 PM950 km590 miles513 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaThu 1:30 PM1188 km738 miles641 nmEast E
Auckland *Thu 1:30 PM1547 km962 miles836 nmSouth S
FunafutiThu 12:30 PM1709 km1062 miles923 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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