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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 Friday, January 31, 2014 at 00:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 27' South, Longitude: 179° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.55 meters/second, 1593.2 km/hour, 990.0 miles/hour or 860.3 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"989.77 miwest0° 00' 41.6"0.80 minorth989.80 mi
24 hours0° 02' 12.3"2.43 mieast0° 16' 50.0"19.29 minorth19.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 00:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 19' South, Longitude: 179° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.52 meters/second, 1567.9 km/hour, 974.2 miles/hour or 846.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"16.24 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 minorth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 24' 48.2"974.15 miwest0° 09' 57.2"11.41 minorth974.53 mi
24 hours13° 48' 06.6"932.83 mieast4° 18' 06.4"295.68 minorth984.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SuvaFri 12:10 PM239 km148 miles129 nmWest-southwest WSW
LautokaFri 12:10 PM330 km205 miles178 nmWest W
NadiFri 12:10 PM336 km209 miles181 nmWest W
Mata-UtuFri 12:10 PM579 km360 miles313 nmNortheast NE
NeiafuFri 1:10 PM592 km368 miles320 nmEast-southeast ESE
PangaiFri 1:10 PM597 km371 miles322 nmEast-southeast ESE
NukualofaFri 1:10 PM603 km375 miles326 nmSoutheast SE
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Fri 2:10 PM877 km545 miles473 nmEast-northeast ENE
Apia *Fri 2:10 PM915 km568 miles494 nmEast-northeast ENE
FunafutiFri 12:10 PM1000 km621 miles540 nmNorth N
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