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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 21:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 29' South, Longitude: 141° 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"989.54 miwest0° 00' 41.5"0.80 minorth989.57 mi
24 hours0° 02' 13.6"2.45 mieast0° 16' 48.0"19.26 minorth19.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 21:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 44' South, Longitude: 142° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.75 meters/second, 1565.1 km/hour, 972.5 miles/hour or 845.1 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' 39.4"972.35 miwest0° 09' 44.5"11.16 minorth972.72 mi
24 hours13° 51' 48.0"935.41 mieast4° 14' 05.7"291.07 minorth986.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteThu 11:38 AM892 km554 miles482 nmWest W
Gambier IslandsThu 12:38 PM901 km560 miles486 nmSoutheast SE
TaiohaeThu 12:08 PM956 km594 miles516 nmNorth N
AdamstownThu 1:38 PM1421 km883 miles767 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaThu 11:38 AM1998 km1241 miles1079 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 11:38 AM2780 km1728 miles1501 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 10:38 AM3042 km1890 miles1643 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 11:38 AM3303 km2052 miles1783 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 10:38 AM3373 km2096 miles1821 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Thu 4:38 PM3437 km2135 miles1856 nmEast-southeast ESE
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