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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 00:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 27' South, Longitude: 175° 34' 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"989.79 miwest0° 00' 41.6"0.80 minorth989.82 mi
24 hours0° 02' 12.2"2.42 mieast0° 16' 50.2"19.30 minorth19.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 00:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 15' South, Longitude: 175° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.62 meters/second, 1568.2 km/hour, 974.5 miles/hour or 846.8 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' 49.5"974.38 miwest0° 09' 59.0"11.44 minorth974.75 mi
24 hours346° 12' 22.3"932.48 miwest4° 18' 36.8"296.26 minorth984.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NadiFri 12:30 PM200 km125 miles108 nmEast-southeast ESE
LautokaFri 12:30 PM202 km125 miles109 nmEast E
SuvaFri 12:30 PM313 km194 miles169 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaFri 11:30 AM770 km478 miles416 nmWest W
LuganvilleFri 11:30 AM921 km572 miles497 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 1:30 PM1053 km654 miles568 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiFri 12:30 PM1065 km662 miles575 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NoumeaFri 11:30 AM1093 km679 miles590 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 2:30 PM1416 km880 miles764 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiThu 1:30 PM1545 km960 miles834 nmEast E
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