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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 00:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 27' South
Longitude: 170° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.57 meters/second, 1593.3 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' 54.3"989.81 miwest0° 00' 41.6"0.80 minorth989.85 mi
24 hours0° 02' 12.1"2.42 mieast0° 16' 50.5"19.30 minorth19.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 00:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 12' South
Longitude: 171° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.72 meters/second, 1568.6 km/hour, 974.7 miles/hour or 847.0 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' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.25 mi
1 hour14° 24' 50.5"974.61 miwest0° 10' 00.6"11.47 minorth974.98 mi
24 hours346° 12' 51.2"932.13 miwest4° 19' 06.9"296.83 minorth984.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port VilaFri 11:50 AM240 km149 miles130 nmWest W
LuganvilleFri 11:50 AM420 km261 miles227 nmWest-northwest WNW
NoumeaFri 11:50 AM685 km426 miles370 nmSouthwest SW
NadiFri 12:50 PM728 km453 miles393 nmEast E
LautokaFri 12:50 PM732 km455 miles395 nmEast E
SuvaFri 12:50 PM837 km520 miles452 nmEast E
FunafutiFri 12:50 PM1362 km847 miles736 nmNortheast NE
HoniaraFri 11:50 AM1451 km901 miles783 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaFri 1:50 PM1550 km963 miles837 nmEast-southeast ESE
YarenFri 12:50 PM1913 km1189 miles1033 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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