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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, March 23, 2012 at 21:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 28' North, Longitude: 147° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.78 meters/second, 1669.6 km/hour, 1037.4 miles/hour or 901.5 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"1037.44 miwest0° 00' 59.0"1.13 minorth1037.44 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.3"5.19 miwest0° 23' 36.5"27.04 minorth27.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 23, 2012 at 21:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 39' North, Longitude: 136° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.58 meters/second, 1593.3 km/hour, 990.0 miles/hour or 860.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.6"16.50 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 33' 38.7"989.86 miwest0° 09' 52.9"11.32 minorth989.66 mi
24 hours10° 38' 54.7"723.93 mieast3° 42' 21.6"254.75 minorth762.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 11:58 AM1049 km652 miles566 nmWest W
PapeeteFri 11:58 AM2109 km1310 miles1139 nmSouth S
HonoluluFri 11:58 AM2447 km1520 miles1321 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaFri 11:58 AM2823 km1754 miles1524 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSat 10:58 AM2849 km1771 miles1539 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sat 11:58 AM3128 km1944 miles1689 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandFri 9:58 AM3182 km1977 miles1718 nmWest W
AlofiFri 10:58 AM3307 km2055 miles1786 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownFri 1:58 PM3508 km2180 miles1894 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiSat 9:58 AM3810 km2368 miles2057 nmWest-southwest WSW
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