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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 23:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 26' North
Longitude: 169° 20' 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 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"951.96 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 misouth951.96 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.8"3.47 mieast0° 00' 12.5"0.24 misouth3.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 23:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 13' North
Longitude: 153° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.68 meters/second, 1525.3 km/hour, 947.8 miles/hour or 823.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.80 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 misouth15.80 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.6"947.54 miwest0° 05' 35.7"6.41 misouth947.82 mi
24 hours11° 48' 39.8"771.68 mieast2° 39' 56.7"183.35 misouth798.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayWed 12:18 PM964 km599 miles520 nmNorthwest NW
HonoluluWed 1:18 PM1205 km749 miles650 nmEast E
Wake IslandThu 11:18 AM2530 km1572 miles1366 nmWest W
Baker IslandWed 11:18 AM2685 km1668 miles1450 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiThu 1:18 PM2715 km1687 miles1466 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroThu 11:18 AM2753 km1711 miles1487 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaThu 11:18 AM3094 km1922 miles1671 nmSouthwest SW
Adak *Wed 2:18 PM3217 km1999 miles1737 nmNorth N
Unalaska *Wed 3:18 PM3383 km2102 miles1827 nmNorth N
FakaofoThu 12:18 PM3635 km2258 miles1963 nmSouth S
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