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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

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 00:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 26' North
Longitude: 178° 10' East

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' 00.1"0.00 misouth951.96 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.8"3.47 mieast0° 00' 13.5"0.26 misouth3.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 00:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 08' North
Longitude: 165° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.89 meters/second, 1526.0 km/hour, 948.2 miles/hour or 824.0 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' 15.5"948.00 miwest0° 05' 40.5"6.51 misouth948.29 mi
24 hours11° 48' 15.1"771.59 mieast2° 41' 46.0"185.43 misouth799.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayWed 1:08 PM692 km430 miles374 nmNortheast NE
Wake IslandThu 12:08 PM1280 km795 miles691 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroThu 12:08 PM1950 km1212 miles1053 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluWed 2:08 PM2477 km1539 miles1338 nmEast E
TarawaThu 12:08 PM2499 km1553 miles1350 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandWed 12:08 PM2636 km1638 miles1423 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirThu 11:08 AM2814 km1749 miles1520 nmSouthwest SW
YarenThu 12:08 PM2918 km1813 miles1576 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adak *Wed 3:08 PM3187 km1980 miles1721 nmNorth N
FunafutiThu 12:08 PM3536 km2197 miles1910 nmSouth S
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