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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 = Friday, January 3, 2014 at 12:50:00 AM.

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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 Friday, January 3, 2014 at 00:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 51' South, Longitude: 168° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.53 meters/second, 1539.1 km/hour, 956.4 miles/hour or 831.1 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"955.95 miWest0° 00' 14.4"0.27 miNorth955.97 mi
24 hours0° 06' 54.0"7.33 miEast0° 05' 58.0"6.84 miNorth10.03 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 00:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 08' South, Longitude: 169° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.14 meters/second, 1555.7 km/hour, 966.7 miles/hour or 840.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"16.11 miWest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 miNorth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 24' 29.4"966.50 miWest0° 08' 58.1"10.28 miNorth966.87 mi
24 hours13° 51' 44.0"929.89 miEast3° 57' 32.7"272.14 miNorth975.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaFri 11:50 AM228 km142 miles123 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaFri 11:50 AM565 km351 miles305 nmNorth N
KingstonFri 12:20 PM691 km429 miles373 nmSouth S
LuganvilleFri 11:50 AM824 km512 miles445 nmNorth N
Suva *Fri 1:50 PM1152 km716 miles622 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrisbaneFri 10:50 AM1648 km1024 miles890 nmWest-southwest WSW
Auckland *Fri 1:50 PM1663 km1033 miles898 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NukualofaFri 1:50 PM1686 km1047 miles910 nmEast E
HoniaraFri 11:50 AM1746 km1085 miles943 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FunafutiFri 12:50 PM1950 km1211 miles1053 nmNortheast NE

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