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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 22:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 29' South
Longitude: 154° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.50 meters/second, 1593.0 km/hour, 989.9 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"989.67 miwest0° 00' 41.6"0.80 minorth989.70 mi
24 hours0° 02' 13.3"2.44 mieast0° 16' 48.7"19.27 minorth19.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 22:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 35' South
Longitude: 155° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.02 meters/second, 1566.1 km/hour, 973.1 miles/hour or 845.6 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' 42.5"973.02 miwest0° 09' 49.0"11.25 minorth973.39 mi
24 hours13° 50' 31.4"934.56 mieast4° 15' 30.8"292.72 minorth985.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteThu 12:30 PM518 km322 miles280 nmEast E
RarotongaThu 12:30 PM698 km434 miles377 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiThu 11:30 AM1645 km1022 miles888 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 12:30 PM1900 km1181 miles1026 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 11:30 AM2026 km1259 miles1094 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 12:30 PM2163 km1344 miles1168 nmNorth N
NukualofaFri 11:30 AM2217 km1378 miles1197 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownThu 2:30 PM2657 km1651 miles1435 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaFri 10:30 AM2875 km1786 miles1552 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 10:30 AM3020 km1877 miles1631 nmWest-northwest WNW
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