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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 00:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 27' South, Longitude: 178° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.56 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"989.71 miwest0° 00' 41.6"0.80 minorth989.74 mi
24 hours0° 02' 12.2"2.43 mieast0° 16' 50.1"19.30 minorth19.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 00:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 17' South, Longitude: 178° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.57 meters/second, 1568.0 km/hour, 974.3 miles/hour or 846.7 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' 48.8"974.19 miwest0° 09' 58.1"11.42 minorth974.56 mi
24 hours346° 12' 06.1"932.61 miwest4° 18' 19.9"295.92 minorth984.84 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SuvaFri 12:20 PM76 km47 miles41 nmSouth S
LautokaFri 12:20 PM95 km59 miles52 nmWest W
NadiFri 12:20 PM105 km65 miles57 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaFri 1:20 PM791 km492 miles427 nmEast-southeast ESE
PangaiFri 1:20 PM814 km506 miles439 nmEast-southeast ESE
NeiafuFri 1:20 PM823 km512 miles445 nmEast E
FunafutiFri 12:20 PM994 km617 miles536 nmNorth N
Port VilaFri 11:20 AM1064 km661 miles575 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 2:20 PM1133 km704 miles612 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiThu 1:20 PM1254 km779 miles677 nmEast E
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