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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 28, 2014 at 23:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 01' South, Longitude: 169° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.19 meters/second, 1588.3 km/hour, 986.9 miles/hour or 857.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.45 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.2"986.64 miwest0° 00' 40.0"0.77 minorth986.67 mi
24 hours0° 02' 37.1"2.87 mieast0° 16' 11.9"18.57 minorth18.79 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 23:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 16' South, Longitude: 161° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.47 meters/second, 1520.9 km/hour, 945.0 miles/hour or 821.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.75 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 minorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 22' 59.5"944.78 miwest0° 04' 23.8"5.04 minorth945.00 mi
24 hours14° 43' 09.6"966.85 mieast2° 21' 59.3"162.74 minorth986.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlofiTue 12:30 PM135 km84 miles73 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Pago PagoTue 12:30 PM443 km275 miles239 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NeiafuWed 12:30 PM506 km314 miles273 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 1:30 PM536 km333 miles289 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Wed 1:30 PM570 km354 miles308 nmNorthwest NW
PangaiWed 12:30 PM574 km356 miles310 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaWed 12:30 PM714 km444 miles386 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoWed 12:30 PM980 km609 miles529 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaTue 1:30 PM1055 km655 miles570 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaWed 11:30 AM1305 km811 miles705 nmWest W
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