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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 22:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 29' South, Longitude: 151° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.50 meters/second, 1593.0 km/hour, 989.8 miles/hour or 860.2 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"989.66 miwest0° 00' 41.6"0.80 minorth989.69 mi
24 hours0° 02' 13.3"2.44 mieast0° 16' 48.6"19.27 minorth19.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 22:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 37' South, Longitude: 152° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.97 meters/second, 1565.9 km/hour, 973.0 miles/hour or 845.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"16.22 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 24' 42.0"972.91 miwest0° 09' 48.2"11.23 minorth973.28 mi
24 hours13° 50' 45.8"934.74 mieast4° 15' 14.9"292.41 minorth985.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Thu 12:20 PM110 km68 miles59 nmNorth N
PapeeteThu 12:20 PM252 km157 miles136 nmEast E
RarotongaThu 12:20 PM922 km573 miles498 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 11:20 AM1908 km1185 miles1030 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 12:20 PM2163 km1344 miles1168 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 12:20 PM2220 km1379 miles1199 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoFri 11:20 AM2272 km1411 miles1227 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownThu 2:20 PM2413 km1499 miles1303 nmEast-southeast ESE
NukualofaFri 11:20 AM2475 km1538 miles1337 nmWest-southwest WSW
SuvaFri 10:20 AM3139 km1951 miles1695 nmWest W
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