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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 10:42:00 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 22:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 51' South, Longitude: 159° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.51 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"955.89 miWest0° 00' 14.3"0.27 miNorth955.91 mi
24 hours0° 06' 54.5"7.34 miEast0° 05' 55.5"6.80 miNorth10.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 22:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 27' South, Longitude: 138° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.46 meters/second, 1553.3 km/hour, 965.2 miles/hour or 838.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"16.09 miWest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 miNorth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 24' 20.4"964.99 miWest0° 08' 46.0"10.04 miNorth965.35 mi
24 hours13° 55' 32.9"932.85 miEast3° 53' 37.4"267.65 miNorth977.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaThu 12:42 PM183 km113 miles99 nmNorth N
AlofiThu 11:42 AM1168 km726 miles631 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteThu 12:42 PM1187 km738 miles641 nmEast-northeast ENE
NukualofaFri 11:42 AM1638 km1018 miles884 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 12:42 PM1640 km1019 miles886 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoFri 11:42 AM1952 km1213 miles1054 nmNorthwest NW
Suva *Fri 11:42 AM2365 km1469 miles1277 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 12:42 PM2744 km1705 miles1482 nmNorth N
FunafutiFri 10:42 AM2777 km1726 miles1500 nmWest-northwest WNW
Chatham Islands *Fri 12:27 PM2824 km1754 miles1525 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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