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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

UTC time = Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 10:30:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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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 Latitude: 17° 29' South, Longitude: 154° 10' 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"989.60 miWest0° 00' 41.6"0.80 miNorth989.63 mi
24 hours0° 02' 13.3"2.44 miEast0° 16' 48.7"19.27 miNorth19.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 22:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 35' South, Longitude: 155° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.01 meters/second, 1566.0 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"972.94 miWest0° 09' 48.9"11.24 miNorth973.31 mi
24 hours13° 50' 33.1"934.52 miEast4° 15' 29.1"292.66 miNorth985.82 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 PM488 km304 miles264 nmEast E
RarotongaThu 12:30 PM721 km448 miles390 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiThu 11:30 AM1675 km1041 miles904 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 12:30 PM1930 km1199 miles1042 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 11:30 AM2050 km1274 miles1107 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 12:30 PM2168 km1347 miles1170 nmNorth N
NukualofaFri 11:30 AM2246 km1396 miles1213 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownThu 2:30 PM2630 km1634 miles1420 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaFri 10:30 AM2905 km1805 miles1568 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 10:30 AM3051 km1896 miles1647 nmWest-northwest WNW

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