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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 Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 23:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 44' South, Longitude: 169° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.86 meters/second, 1590.7 km/hour, 988.4 miles/hour or 858.9 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"988.22 miwest0° 00' 40.9"0.78 minorth988.25 mi
24 hours0° 02' 25.0"2.65 mieast0° 16' 30.8"18.93 minorth19.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 23:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 54' South, Longitude: 175° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.14 meters/second, 1541.3 km/hour, 957.7 miles/hour or 832.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.96 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 minorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 23' 34.2"957.58 miwest0° 07' 29.1"8.58 minorth957.92 mi
24 hours345° 38' 34.5"955.20 miwest3° 29' 05.2"239.59 minorth992.21 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlofiWed 12:32 PM145 km90 miles78 nmSouth S
Pago PagoWed 12:32 PM392 km244 miles212 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NeiafuThu 12:32 PM435 km270 miles235 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Thu 1:32 PM473 km294 miles255 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Thu 1:32 PM504 km313 miles272 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PangaiThu 12:32 PM515 km320 miles278 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaThu 12:32 PM664 km413 miles359 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoThu 12:32 PM936 km582 miles506 nmNorth N
RarotongaWed 1:32 PM1138 km707 miles615 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaThu 11:32 AM1229 km764 miles664 nmWest W
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