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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 11:30:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 23:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 51' South, Longitude: 171° 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"955.92 miWest0° 00' 14.3"0.27 miNorth955.93 mi
24 hours0° 06' 54.3"7.34 miEast0° 05' 56.4"6.81 miNorth10.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 23:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 20' South, Longitude: 149° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.72 meters/second, 1554.2 km/hour, 965.7 miles/hour or 839.2 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 miNorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 24' 23.8"965.55 miWest0° 08' 50.6"10.13 miNorth965.92 mi
24 hours13° 54' 07.1"931.74 miEast3° 55' 06.9"269.36 miNorth976.98 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaFri 12:30 PM433 km269 miles234 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiThu 12:30 PM449 km279 miles242 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PangaiFri 12:30 PM452 km281 miles244 nmNorthwest NW
NeiafuFri 12:30 PM535 km332 miles289 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Pago PagoThu 12:30 PM952 km592 miles514 nmNorth N
Apia *Fri 1:30 PM998 km620 miles539 nmNorth N
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Fri 1:30 PM1012 km629 miles546 nmNorth N
Suva *Fri 12:30 PM1179 km733 miles637 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaThu 1:30 PM1216 km756 miles657 nmEast E
FakaofoFri 12:30 PM1492 km927 miles806 nmNorth N

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