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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 = Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10:56:00 PM.

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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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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 22:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 17' South, Longitude: 161° 01' 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"979.23 miWest0° 00' 35.8"0.68 miNorth979.26 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 Latitude: 11° 53' South, Longitude: 101° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.00 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' 14.7"981.81 miWest0° 08' 40.1"9.93 miSouth981.60 mi
24 hours12° 15' 22.5"829.68 miEast3° 11' 52.2"219.84 miSouth853.19 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 PM251 km156 miles136 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AlofiThu 11:56 AM937 km582 miles506 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 12:56 PM1225 km761 miles661 nmEast E
Apia *Fri 12:56 PM1296 km805 miles700 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 11:56 AM1496 km930 miles808 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 11:56 AM1552 km964 miles838 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaFri 10:56 AM2171 km1349 miles1172 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 12:56 PM2374 km1475 miles1282 nmNorth N
FunafutiFri 10:56 AM2444 km1519 miles1320 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandThu 10:56 AM2738 km1701 miles1478 nmNorthwest NW

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