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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 22:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 12' South, Longitude: 154° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.18 meters/second, 1595.4 km/hour, 991.4 miles/hour or 861.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.52 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.6"991.12 miwest0° 00' 42.3"0.81 minorth991.15 mi
24 hours0° 02' 00.9"2.22 mieast0° 17' 06.9"19.62 minorth19.74 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 22:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 20' South, Longitude: 141° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.73 meters/second, 1590.2 km/hour, 988.1 miles/hour or 858.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.47 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 26' 09.1"988.02 miwest0° 11' 23.1"13.04 minorth988.34 mi
24 hours13° 15' 57.0"907.95 mieast4° 42' 21.0"323.36 minorth967.98 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteFri 12:30 PM486 km302 miles262 nmEast E
RarotongaFri 12:30 PM743 km462 miles401 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiFri 11:30 AM1683 km1046 miles909 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 12:30 PM1929 km1198 miles1041 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 11:30 AM2044 km1270 miles1104 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiSat 12:30 PM2138 km1328 miles1154 nmNorth N
NukualofaSat 11:30 AM2257 km1403 miles1219 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownFri 2:30 PM2638 km1639 miles1425 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaSat 10:30 AM2912 km1809 miles1572 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 10:30 AM3045 km1892 miles1644 nmWest-northwest WNW
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