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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 Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 21:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 17' South, Longitude: 143° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.26 meters/second, 1545.3 km/hour, 960.2 miles/hour or 834.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.00 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.9"959.83 miwest0° 00' 19.7"0.38 minorth959.84 mi
24 hours0° 06' 19.6"6.75 mieast0° 08' 07.8"9.32 minorth11.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 21:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 20' North, Longitude: 59° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.16 meters/second, 1602.6 km/hour, 995.8 miles/hour or 865.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.60 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 46.9"995.69 miwest0° 10' 14.8"11.74 minorth995.56 mi
24 hours11° 38' 09.4"798.31 mieast3° 50' 39.6"264.21 minorth837.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteTue 11:40 AM834 km518 miles450 nmNorthwest NW
Gambier IslandsTue 12:40 PM872 km542 miles471 nmEast E
AdamstownTue 1:40 PM1389 km863 miles750 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaTue 11:40 AM1699 km1055 miles917 nmWest W
AlofiTue 10:40 AM2784 km1730 miles1503 nmWest W
KiritimatiWed 11:40 AM3072 km1909 miles1659 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Wed 11:40 AM3141 km1952 miles1696 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaWed 10:40 AM3288 km2043 miles1776 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 10:40 AM3299 km2050 miles1781 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Tue 4:40 PM3476 km2160 miles1877 nmEast-southeast ESE
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