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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 Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 20:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 03' North, Longitude: 133° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.85 meters/second, 1669.9 km/hour, 1037.6 miles/hour or 901.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.2"1037.67 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1037.67 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.5"5.18 miwest0° 23' 38.8"27.08 minorth27.57 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 20:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 18' North, Longitude: 132° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.76 meters/second, 1611.9 km/hour, 1001.6 miles/hour or 870.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 34.0"16.69 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 33' 58.9"1001.56 miwest0° 10' 53.3"12.47 minorth1001.46 mi
24 hours10° 27' 29.1"719.09 mieast4° 11' 02.8"287.56 minorth771.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 10:58 AM2697 km1676 miles1456 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 10:58 AM2735 km1699 miles1477 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownThu 12:58 PM2908 km1807 miles1570 nmSouth S
HonoluluThu 10:58 AM3498 km2174 miles1889 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaThu 10:58 AM3807 km2365 miles2056 nmSouthwest SW
HermosilloThu 1:58 PM3891 km2418 miles2101 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Thu 1:58 PM3968 km2465 miles2142 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Thu 3:58 PM4023 km2500 miles2172 nmSoutheast SE
PhoenixThu 1:58 PM4206 km2613 miles2271 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Thu 1:58 PM4210 km2616 miles2273 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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