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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

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 22:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 17' South
Longitude: 161° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.89 meters/second, 1576.4 km/hour, 979.5 miles/hour or 851.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.33 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.6"979.30 miwest0° 00' 35.8"0.68 minorth979.33 mi
24 hours0° 03' 36.6"3.93 mieast0° 14' 30.2"16.63 minorth17.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 22:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 53' South
Longitude: 100° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.99 meters/second, 1580.4 km/hour, 982.0 miles/hour or 853.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.37 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.6"981.87 miwest0° 08' 40.1"9.93 misouth981.66 mi
24 hours12° 15' 24.6"829.77 mieast3° 11' 50.5"219.82 misouth853.27 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaThu 12:56 PM268 km166 miles145 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiThu 11:56 AM907 km564 miles490 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 12:56 PM1254 km779 miles677 nmEast E
Apia *Fri 12:56 PM1270 km789 miles686 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 11:56 AM1467 km912 miles792 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 11:56 AM1533 km953 miles828 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaFri 10:56 AM2142 km1331 miles1156 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 12:56 PM2379 km1478 miles1285 nmNorth N
FunafutiFri 10:56 AM2416 km1501 miles1305 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandThu 10:56 AM2719 km1689 miles1468 nmNorthwest NW
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