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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 Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 23:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 47' South, Longitude: 171° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.20 meters/second, 1581.1 km/hour, 982.5 miles/hour or 853.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.37 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.7"982.18 miwest0° 00' 37.5"0.72 minorth982.21 mi
24 hours0° 03' 12.9"3.51 mieast0° 15' 12.6"17.43 minorth17.79 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 23:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 37' South, Longitude: 115° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.69 meters/second, 1532.5 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"15.87 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 26' 16.4"951.95 miwest0° 04' 56.4"5.66 misouth951.75 mi
24 hours13° 50' 53.8"913.09 mieast1° 27' 50.8"100.70 misouth914.84 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlofiSat 12:40 PM210 km131 miles114 nmEast E
NeiafuSun 12:40 PM221 km137 miles119 nmWest W
PangaiSun 12:40 PM282 km175 miles152 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaSun 12:40 PM433 km269 miles234 nmSouthwest SW
Pago PagoSat 12:40 PM516 km321 miles279 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Sun 1:40 PM548 km341 miles296 nmNorth N
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sun 1:40 PM560 km348 miles302 nmNorth N
SuvaSun 11:40 AM1025 km637 miles553 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 12:40 PM1045 km649 miles564 nmNorth N
RarotongaSat 1:40 PM1296 km805 miles700 nmEast-southeast ESE
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