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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 Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 21:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 29' South
Longitude: 139° 27' 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"989.60 miwest0° 00' 41.5"0.80 minorth989.63 mi
24 hours0° 02' 13.8"2.45 mieast0° 16' 48.0"19.26 minorth19.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 21:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 45' South
Longitude: 140° 55' 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"0.19 minorth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 24' 39.0"972.34 miwest0° 09' 43.9"11.15 minorth972.71 mi
24 hours13° 51' 58.0"935.59 mieast4° 13' 54.5"290.88 minorth986.38 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 PM781 km485 miles422 nmSoutheast SE
TaiohaeThu 12:00 Noon939 km584 miles507 nmNorth N
PapeeteThu 11:30 AM1075 km668 miles580 nmWest W
AdamstownThu 1:30 PM1281 km796 miles692 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaThu 11:30 AM2174 km1351 miles1174 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 11:30 AM2905 km1805 miles1568 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 10:30 AM3223 km2003 miles1740 nmWest W
Easter Island *Thu 4:30 PM3270 km2032 miles1765 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Fri 11:30 AM3485 km2166 miles1882 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 10:30 AM3552 km2207 miles1918 nmWest W
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