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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 12:40:00 AM.

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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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 00:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 60' South, Longitude: 173° 15' East

The ground speed is currently 441.22 meters/second, 1588.4 kilometres/hour, 987.0 miles/hour or 857.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"986.71 miWest0° 00' 40.0"0.77 miNorth986.74 mi
24 hours0° 02' 36.5"2.86 miEast0° 16' 12.7"18.58 miNorth18.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 00:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 11' South, Longitude: 144° 41' East

The ground speed is currently 422.68 meters/second, 1521.7 kilometres/hour, 945.5 miles/hour or 821.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.76 miWest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 miNorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 22' 59.9"945.26 miWest0° 04' 33.4"5.23 miNorth945.48 mi
24 hours14° 42' 29.3"966.59 miEast2° 25' 35.0"166.85 miNorth987.20 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NadiWed 12:40 PM441 km274 miles238 nmEast E
LautokaWed 12:40 PM447 km278 miles241 nmEast E
Port VilaWed 11:40 AM525 km326 miles283 nmWest W
SuvaWed 12:40 PM547 km340 miles295 nmEast E
LevukaWed 12:40 PM592 km368 miles320 nmEast E
LabasaWed 12:40 PM673 km418 miles363 nmEast-northeast ENE
LuganvilleWed 11:40 AM704 km438 miles380 nmWest-northwest WNW
NoumeaWed 11:40 AM855 km531 miles462 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiWed 12:40 PM1230 km764 miles664 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NukualofaWed 1:40 PM1259 km783 miles680 nmEast-southeast ESE

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