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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

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 23:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 51' South, Longitude: 169° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.52 meters/second, 1539.1 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"955.91 miwest0° 00' 14.3"0.27 minorth955.93 mi
24 hours0° 06' 54.3"7.34 mieast0° 05' 56.3"6.81 minorth10.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 23:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 21' South, Longitude: 147° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.67 meters/second, 1554.0 km/hour, 965.6 miles/hour or 839.1 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' 23.1"965.46 miwest0° 08' 49.8"10.12 minorth965.83 mi
24 hours13° 54' 21.5"931.93 mieast3° 54' 52.1"269.08 minorth977.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlofiThu 12:22 PM423 km263 miles229 nmNorth N
PangaiFri 12:22 PM611 km380 miles330 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 12:22 PM625 km388 miles337 nmWest-northwest WNW
NeiafuFri 12:22 PM663 km412 miles358 nmNorthwest NW
Pago PagoThu 12:22 PM959 km596 miles518 nmNorth N
RarotongaThu 1:22 PM1013 km629 miles547 nmEast E
Apia *Fri 1:22 PM1028 km639 miles555 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Fri 12:22 PM1369 km851 miles739 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoFri 12:22 PM1504 km935 miles812 nmNorth N
FunafutiFri 11:22 AM1996 km1240 miles1078 nmNorthwest NW
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