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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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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 22:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 45' South
Longitude: 154° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.83 meters/second, 1590.6 km/hour, 988.3 miles/hour or 858.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.47 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.7"988.15 miwest0° 00' 40.9"0.78 minorth988.18 mi
24 hours0° 02' 25.4"2.66 mieast0° 16' 30.0"18.92 minorth19.10 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 22:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 02' South
Longitude: 169° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.85 meters/second, 1540.3 km/hour, 957.1 miles/hour or 831.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.95 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 minorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 23' 31.6"956.93 miwest0° 07' 21.8"8.44 minorth957.26 mi
24 hours14° 22' 38.6"955.95 mieast3° 26' 33.1"236.69 minorth992.23 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteWed 12:30 PM522 km324 miles282 nmEast E
RarotongaWed 12:30 PM676 km420 miles365 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiWed 11:30 AM1637 km1017 miles884 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 12:30 PM1902 km1182 miles1027 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 11:30 AM2035 km1264 miles1099 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 12:30 PM2192 km1362 miles1184 nmNorth N
NukualofaThu 11:30 AM2206 km1371 miles1191 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownWed 2:30 PM2649 km1646 miles1431 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaThu 10:30 AM2868 km1782 miles1549 nmWest W
FunafutiThu 10:30 AM3025 km1879 miles1633 nmWest-northwest WNW
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