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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 00:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 56' South
Longitude: 173° 10' 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"955.36 miwest0° 00' 13.2"0.25 minorth955.37 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 14' South
Longitude: 179° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.93 meters/second, 1529.8 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' 59.6"950.39 miwest0° 06' 16.2"7.19 minorth950.69 mi
24 hours14° 32' 17.7"960.63 mieast3° 02' 47.5"209.49 minorth990.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaThu 11:30 AM695 km432 miles375 nmWest W
Nadi *Thu 1:30 PM720 km448 miles389 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Thu 1:30 PM740 km460 miles400 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Thu 1:30 PM763 km474 miles412 nmNortheast NE
Port VilaThu 11:30 AM767 km477 miles414 nmNorthwest NW
KingstonThu 12:00 Noon855 km531 miles461 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaThu 1:30 PM1216 km756 miles657 nmEast E
Auckland *Thu 1:30 PM1550 km963 miles837 nmSouth S
FunafutiThu 12:30 PM1721 km1069 miles929 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiWed 1:30 PM1809 km1124 miles977 nmEast E
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