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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 Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 21:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 29' South, Longitude: 139° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.48 meters/second, 1592.9 km/hour, 989.8 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"989.53 miwest0° 00' 41.5"0.80 minorth989.56 mi
24 hours0° 02' 13.8"2.45 mieast0° 16' 47.9"19.25 minorth19.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 21:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 45' South, Longitude: 140° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.71 meters/second, 1565.0 km/hour, 972.4 miles/hour or 845.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"16.21 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.18 minorth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 24' 39.0"972.26 miwest0° 09' 43.7"11.15 minorth972.63 mi
24 hours13° 51' 59.5"935.55 mieast4° 13' 52.6"290.82 minorth986.33 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsThu 12:30 PM764 km475 miles413 nmSoutheast SE
TaiohaeThu 12:00 Noon940 km584 miles508 nmNorth N
PapeeteThu 11:30 AM1105 km686 miles596 nmWest W
AdamstownThu 1:30 PM1259 km783 miles680 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaThu 11:30 AM2203 km1369 miles1190 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 11:30 AM2925 km1818 miles1580 nmNorthwest NW
Easter Island *Thu 4:30 PM3243 km2015 miles1751 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiThu 10:30 AM3252 km2021 miles1756 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 11:30 AM3515 km2184 miles1898 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 10:30 AM3582 km2226 miles1934 nmWest W
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