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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 23:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 45' South
Longitude: 169° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.83 meters/second, 1540.2 km/hour, 957.0 miles/hour or 831.6 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.95 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.00 minorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.9"956.68 miwest0° 00' 15.4"0.30 minorth956.69 mi
24 hours0° 06' 48.2"7.24 mieast0° 06' 23.3"7.33 minorth10.30 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 23:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 26' South
Longitude: 134° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.08 meters/second, 1580.7 km/hour, 982.2 miles/hour or 853.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.37 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 26' 10.6"982.15 miwest0° 10' 40.0"12.22 minorth982.51 mi
24 hours13° 11' 30.6"897.50 mieast4° 28' 23.3"307.42 minorth953.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlofiFri 12:22 PM411 km255 miles222 nmNorth N
PangaiSat 12:22 PM591 km367 miles319 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 12:22 PM605 km376 miles327 nmWest-northwest WNW
NeiafuSat 12:22 PM644 km400 miles348 nmNorthwest NW
Pago PagoFri 12:22 PM946 km588 miles511 nmNorth N
Apia *Sat 1:22 PM1013 km630 miles547 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaFri 1:22 PM1028 km639 miles555 nmEast E
Suva *Sat 12:22 PM1349 km838 miles729 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoSat 12:22 PM1491 km927 miles805 nmNorth N
FunafutiSat 11:22 AM1977 km1229 miles1068 nmNorthwest NW
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