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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 20:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 30' South
Longitude: 124° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.45 meters/second, 1592.8 km/hour, 989.7 miles/hour or 860.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.50 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.1"989.54 miwest0° 00' 41.5"0.79 minorth989.57 mi
24 hours0° 02' 14.3"2.46 mieast0° 16' 47.2"19.24 minorth19.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 20:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 55' South
Longitude: 126° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.41 meters/second, 1563.9 km/hour, 971.7 miles/hour or 844.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"16.20 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 24' 35.6"971.66 miwest0° 09' 38.7"11.05 minorth972.03 mi
24 hours13° 53' 24.2"936.61 mieast4° 12' 15.6"289.00 minorth986.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownThu 12:30 PM1023 km635 miles552 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Thu 3:30 PM1882 km1169 miles1016 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteThu 10:30 AM2666 km1656 miles1439 nmWest W
RarotongaThu 10:30 AM3727 km2316 miles2013 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 10:30 AM4196 km2607 miles2266 nmWest-northwest WNW
Galapagos IslandsThu 2:30 PM4232 km2630 miles2285 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiThu 9:30 AM4798 km2981 miles2591 nmWest W
Mexico CityThu 2:30 PM4934 km3066 miles2664 nmNortheast NE
Apia *Fri 10:30 AM5078 km3155 miles2742 nmWest W
LimaThu 3:30 PM5127 km3186 miles2768 nmEast E
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