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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

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 23:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 51' South
Longitude: 167° 13' 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"955.97 miwest0° 00' 14.3"0.27 minorth955.99 mi
24 hours0° 06' 54.3"7.34 mieast0° 05' 56.1"6.81 minorth10.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 23:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 22' South
Longitude: 145° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.63 meters/second, 1553.9 km/hour, 965.5 miles/hour or 839.0 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' 22.5"965.42 miwest0° 08' 48.9"10.10 minorth965.79 mi
24 hours13° 54' 37.4"932.20 mieast3° 54' 35.5"268.78 minorth977.27 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlofiThu 12:12 PM506 km314 miles273 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaThu 1:12 PM788 km490 miles426 nmEast-northeast ENE
PangaiFri 12:12 PM813 km505 miles439 nmWest-northwest WNW
NeiafuFri 12:12 PM844 km524 miles456 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 12:12 PM846 km526 miles457 nmWest-northwest WNW
Pago PagoThu 12:12 PM1019 km633 miles550 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Fri 1:12 PM1108 km688 miles598 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoFri 12:12 PM1552 km965 miles838 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Fri 12:12 PM1585 km985 miles856 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteThu 1:12 PM1934 km1202 miles1045 nmEast-northeast ENE
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