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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, June 21, 2012 at 23:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' North, Longitude: 166° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.74 meters/second, 1532.7 km/hour, 952.3 miles/hour or 827.6 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"951.98 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth951.98 mi
24 hours0° 03' 15.8"3.46 mieast0° 00' 37.2"0.71 misouth3.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 23:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 34' North, Longitude: 139° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.26 meters/second, 1548.9 km/hour, 962.5 miles/hour or 836.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.04 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 misouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.1"962.28 miwest0° 07' 45.7"8.90 misouth962.65 mi
24 hours11° 36' 16.0"769.53 mieast3° 28' 14.4"238.64 misouth811.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluThu 1:08 PM948 km589 miles512 nmEast-southeast ESE
MidwayThu 12:08 PM1186 km737 miles641 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 1:08 PM2595 km1612 miles1401 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandThu 11:08 AM2777 km1725 miles1499 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandFri 11:08 AM2790 km1734 miles1507 nmWest W
MajuroFri 11:08 AM2965 km1842 miles1601 nmSouthwest SW
Adak *Thu 2:08 PM3267 km2030 miles1764 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TarawaFri 11:08 AM3271 km2032 miles1766 nmSouthwest SW
Unalaska *Thu 3:08 PM3377 km2098 miles1823 nmNorth N
FakaofoFri 12:08 PM3661 km2275 miles1977 nmSouth S
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