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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

## September Equinox 2009

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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## Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 21:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 00' North, Longitude: 141° 22' West

The ground speed is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 kilometres/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1037.81 miWest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 miSouth1037.81 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.3"6.04 miWest0° 23' 21.9"26.76 miSouth27.43 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 21:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 49' South, Longitude: 92° 45' West

The ground speed is currently 412.77 meters/second, 1486.0 kilometres/hour, 923.3 miles/hour or 802.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"15.39 miWest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 miSouth15.39 mi
1 hour14° 28' 28.3"922.91 miWest0° 07' 17.3"8.36 miSouth922.54 mi
24 hours12° 40' 34.8"808.33 miEast2° 18' 26.5"158.80 miSouth816.83 mi

## Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeTue 11:48 AM1017 km632 miles549 nm SSE
KiritimatiWed 11:18 AM1789 km1112 miles966 nm W
PapeeteTue 11:18 AM2137 km1328 miles1154 nm SSW
HonoluluTue 11:18 AM2962 km1840 miles1599 nm NW
AdamstownTue 1:18 PM3027 km1881 miles1634 nm SSE
RarotongaTue 11:18 AM3086 km1918 miles1666 nm SW
FakaofoTue 10:18 AM3465 km2153 miles1871 nm WSW
ApiaTue 10:18 AM3684 km2289 miles1989 nm WSW
AlofiTue 10:18 AM3764 km2339 miles2032 nm SW
Baker IslandTue 9:18 AM3909 km2429 miles2111 nm W