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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 23:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 51' South, Longitude: 176° 56' 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"955.93 miwest0° 00' 14.3"0.27 minorth955.94 mi
24 hours0° 06' 54.2"7.34 mieast0° 05' 56.9"6.82 minorth10.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 23:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 17' South, Longitude: 155° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.83 meters/second, 1554.6 km/hour, 966.0 miles/hour or 839.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"16.10 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 24' 25.3"965.81 miwest0° 08' 52.7"10.17 minorth966.18 mi
24 hours13° 53' 27.8"931.23 mieast3° 55' 47.3"270.13 minorth976.69 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaFri 12:52 PM261 km162 miles141 nmNortheast NE
PangaiFri 12:52 PM430 km267 miles232 nmNortheast NE
NeiafuFri 12:52 PM557 km346 miles301 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Fri 12:52 PM712 km442 miles384 nmNorthwest NW
Labasa *Fri 12:52 PM809 km503 miles437 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Nadi *Fri 12:52 PM812 km505 miles439 nmNorthwest NW
Lautoka *Fri 12:52 PM825 km512 miles445 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 12:52 PM842 km523 miles455 nmEast-northeast ENE
Apia *Fri 1:52 PM1137 km706 miles614 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoFri 12:52 PM1611 km1001 miles870 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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