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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 22:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 29' South, Longitude: 156° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.51 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"989.68 miwest0° 00' 41.6"0.80 minorth989.71 mi
24 hours0° 02' 13.1"2.44 mieast0° 16' 48.9"19.27 minorth19.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 22:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 34' South, Longitude: 157° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.07 meters/second, 1566.2 km/hour, 973.2 miles/hour or 845.7 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' 43.0"973.13 miwest0° 09' 49.9"11.26 minorth973.51 mi
24 hours13° 50' 17.0"934.39 mieast4° 15' 46.7"293.02 minorth985.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaThu 12:40 PM512 km318 miles276 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteThu 12:40 PM783 km487 miles423 nmEast E
AlofiThu 11:40 AM1383 km859 miles747 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 12:40 PM1640 km1019 miles885 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoFri 11:40 AM1788 km1111 miles965 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 11:40 AM1960 km1218 miles1058 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 12:40 PM2140 km1330 miles1155 nmNorth N
SuvaFri 10:40 AM2611 km1622 miles1410 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 10:40 AM2766 km1719 miles1494 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandThu 10:40 AM2899 km1801 miles1565 nmNorthwest NW
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