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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, July 18, 2012 at 23:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 49' North, Longitude: 165° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.73 meters/second, 1561.4 km/hour, 970.2 miles/hour or 843.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.17 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 misouth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 59' 57.4"969.94 miwest0° 00' 27.4"0.52 misouth969.97 mi
24 hours0° 00' 56.3"1.01 mieast0° 11' 07.6"12.76 misouth12.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 23:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 25' North, Longitude: 169° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.06 meters/second, 1541.0 km/hour, 957.5 miles/hour or 832.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.96 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 30' 11.6"957.35 miwest0° 07' 11.8"8.25 misouth957.69 mi
24 hours11° 50' 02.4"781.22 mieast3° 16' 39.6"225.39 misouth819.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 1:08 PM817 km507 miles441 nmEast E
MidwayWed 12:08 PM1438 km894 miles776 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiThu 1:08 PM2284 km1419 miles1233 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandWed 11:08 AM2565 km1594 miles1385 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandThu 11:08 AM2895 km1799 miles1563 nmWest W
MajuroThu 11:08 AM2911 km1809 miles1572 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaThu 11:08 AM3156 km1961 miles1704 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoThu 12:08 PM3393 km2108 miles1832 nmSouth S
Adak *Wed 2:08 PM3575 km2221 miles1930 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FunafutiThu 11:08 AM3640 km2262 miles1965 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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