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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 9:32:00 PM.

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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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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 21:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 51' South, Longitude: 141° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.49 meters/second, 1539.0 km/hour, 956.3 miles/hour or 831.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.94 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.5"955.86 miWest0° 00' 14.2"0.27 miNorth955.87 mi
24 hours0° 06' 54.7"7.35 miEast0° 05' 54.2"6.77 miNorth9.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 21:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 37' South, Longitude: 121° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.10 meters/second, 1551.9 km/hour, 964.3 miles/hour or 838.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"16.07 miWest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 miNorth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 24' 15.5"964.16 miWest0° 08' 39.0"9.91 miNorth964.53 mi
24 hours13° 57' 37.4"934.46 miEast3° 51' 24.2"265.12 miNorth978.51 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsThu 12:32 PM718 km446 miles388 nmEast E
PapeeteThu 11:32 AM990 km615 miles535 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownThu 1:32 PM1229 km764 miles664 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaThu 11:32 AM1848 km1149 miles998 nmWest W
AlofiThu 10:32 AM2935 km1824 miles1585 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 11:32 AM3205 km1991 miles1730 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Fri 11:32 AM3299 km2050 miles1782 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Thu 4:32 PM3317 km2061 miles1791 nmEast-southeast ESE
NukualofaFri 10:32 AM3432 km2133 miles1853 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 10:32 AM3457 km2148 miles1867 nmWest-northwest WNW

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