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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 10:30:00 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).

= 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 22:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 45' South, Longitude: 154° 12' West

The ground speed is currently 441.83 meters/second, 1590.6 kilometres/hour, 988.3 miles/hour or 858.8 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"16.47 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.7"988.08 miWest0° 00' 40.9"0.78 miNorth988.11 mi
24 hours0° 02' 25.4"2.66 miEast0° 16' 30.0"18.91 miNorth19.10 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 22:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 02' South, Longitude: 169° 26' West

The ground speed is currently 427.85 meters/second, 1540.2 kilometres/hour, 957.1 miles/hour or 831.7 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' 23.4"15.95 miWest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 miNorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 23' 31.6"956.85 miWest0° 07' 21.7"8.44 miNorth957.18 mi
24 hours14° 22' 39.9"955.90 miEast3° 26' 30.4"236.62 miNorth992.16 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
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Wed 12:30 PM295 km183 miles159 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteWed 12:30 PM493 km306 miles266 nmEast E
RarotongaWed 12:30 PM700 km435 miles378 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiWed 11:30 AM1666 km1035 miles900 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 12:30 PM1931 km1200 miles1042 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 11:30 AM2059 km1279 miles1112 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 12:30 PM2197 km1365 miles1186 nmNorth N
NukualofaThu 11:30 AM2235 km1389 miles1207 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownWed 2:30 PM2622 km1629 miles1416 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaThu 10:30 AM2897 km1800 miles1564 nmWest W

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