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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° 24' 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"991.19 miwest0° 00' 42.3"0.81 minorth991.22 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° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.74 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' 09.3"988.10 miwest0° 11' 23.1"13.04 minorth988.42 mi
24 hours13° 15' 55.5"907.99 mieast4° 42' 21.7"323.40 minorth968.03 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 PM515 km320 miles278 nmEast E
RarotongaFri 12:30 PM720 km447 miles389 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiFri 11:30 AM1654 km1028 miles893 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 12:30 PM1899 km1180 miles1025 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 11:30 AM2017 km1253 miles1089 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiSat 12:30 PM2133 km1325 miles1152 nmNorth N
NukualofaSat 11:30 AM2229 km1385 miles1203 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownFri 2:30 PM2666 km1656 miles1439 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaSat 10:30 AM2882 km1791 miles1556 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 10:30 AM3016 km1874 miles1628 nmWest-northwest WNW
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