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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 areas 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 10:32:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 22:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 51' South, Longitude: 156° 56' West

The ground speed is currently 427.51 meters/second, 1539.0 kilometres/hour, 956.3 miles/hour or 831.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"955.89 miWest0° 00' 14.3"0.27 miNorth955.90 mi
24 hours0° 06' 54.5"7.34 miEast0° 05' 55.4"6.79 miNorth10.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 22:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 28' South, Longitude: 135° 54' West

The ground speed is currently 431.41 meters/second, 1553.1 kilometres/hour, 965.0 miles/hour or 838.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"16.08 miWest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 miNorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 24' 19.7"964.87 miWest0° 08' 45.0"10.03 miNorth965.23 mi
24 hours13° 55' 50.6"933.08 miEast3° 53' 18.4"267.30 miNorth977.74 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaThu 12:32 PM343 km213 miles185 nmWest-northwest WNW
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Thu 12:32 PM888 km552 miles480 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteThu 12:32 PM970 km603 miles524 nmNortheast NE
AlofiThu 11:32 AM1413 km878 miles763 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Fri 12:32 PM1856 km1153 miles1002 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 11:32 AM1894 km1177 miles1023 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 11:32 AM2131 km1324 miles1151 nmNorthwest NW
Suva *Fri 11:32 AM2619 km1627 miles1414 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 12:32 PM2735 km1699 miles1477 nmNorth N
AdamstownThu 2:32 PM2738 km1701 miles1478 nmEast E

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