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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 Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 22:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' North, Longitude: 164° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.73 meters/second, 1532.6 km/hour, 952.3 miles/hour or 827.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"951.89 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 misouth951.89 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.8"3.47 mieast0° 00' 12.2"0.23 misouth3.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 22:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 14' North, Longitude: 148° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.60 meters/second, 1525.0 km/hour, 947.6 miles/hour or 823.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.79 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 misouth15.79 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.2"947.28 miwest0° 05' 33.5"6.37 misouth947.56 mi
24 hours11° 48' 50.3"771.67 mieast2° 39' 10.6"182.45 misouth798.70 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 12:58 PM680 km423 miles367 nmEast-southeast ESE
MidwayWed 11:58 AM1435 km892 miles775 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 12:58 PM2494 km1550 miles1347 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandWed 10:58 AM2901 km1803 miles1566 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandThu 10:58 AM3068 km1906 miles1657 nmWest W
MajuroThu 10:58 AM3201 km1989 miles1728 nmWest-southwest WSW
Adak *Wed 1:58 PM3335 km2072 miles1801 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Unalaska *Wed 2:58 PM3384 km2103 miles1827 nmNorth N
TarawaThu 10:58 AM3474 km2159 miles1876 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoThu 11:58 AM3712 km2306 miles2004 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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