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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 areas 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 10:40:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 40' West

The ground speed is currently 442.51 meters/second, 1593.0 kilometres/hour, 989.9 miles/hour or 860.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"989.61 miWest0° 00' 41.6"0.80 miNorth989.64 mi
24 hours0° 02' 13.1"2.44 miEast0° 16' 48.7"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° 27' West

The ground speed is currently 435.06 meters/second, 1566.2 kilometres/hour, 973.2 miles/hour or 845.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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' 42.9"973.05 miWest0° 09' 49.8"11.26 miNorth973.43 mi
24 hours13° 50' 18.5"934.35 miEast4° 15' 45.0"292.96 miNorth985.73 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaThu 12:40 PM529 km329 miles286 nmSouthwest SW
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Thu 12:40 PM534 km332 miles288 nmEast E
PapeeteThu 12:40 PM754 km468 miles407 nmEast E
AlofiThu 11:40 AM1412 km878 miles763 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 12:40 PM1669 km1037 miles901 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoFri 11:40 AM1811 km1125 miles978 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 11:40 AM1989 km1236 miles1074 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 12:40 PM2141 km1330 miles1156 nmNorth N
SuvaFri 10:40 AM2640 km1641 miles1426 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 10:40 AM2796 km1738 miles1510 nmWest-northwest WNW

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