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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 Friday, August 10, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 29' North
Longitude: 161° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.15 meters/second, 1609.7 km/hour, 1000.2 miles/hour or 869.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.67 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour15° 00' 05.6"1000.10 miwest0° 00' 44.0"0.84 misouth1000.13 mi
24 hours0° 02' 21.0"2.61 miwest0° 17' 43.7"20.32 misouth20.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 10, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 53' North
Longitude: 68° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.21 meters/second, 1530.8 km/hour, 951.2 miles/hour or 826.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"15.85 miwest0° 00' 05.3"0.10 minorth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 31' 39.6"950.93 miwest0° 05' 20.0"6.11 minorth950.70 mi
24 hours11° 28' 24.2"751.09 mieast1° 43' 36.9"118.80 minorth756.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandFri 1:20 PM727 km452 miles393 nmNortheast NE
PalikirFri 12:20 PM999 km621 miles540 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroFri 1:20 PM1439 km894 miles777 nmSoutheast SE
Guam (Hagåtña)Fri 11:20 AM1772 km1101 miles957 nmWest W
YarenFri 1:20 PM1885 km1171 miles1018 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaFri 1:20 PM2035 km1264 miles1099 nmSoutheast SE
MidwayThu 2:20 PM2630 km1634 miles1420 nmNortheast NE
HoniaraFri 12:20 PM2758 km1714 miles1489 nmSouth S
Baker IslandThu 1:20 PM2992 km1859 miles1616 nmEast-southeast ESE
MelekeokFri 10:20 AM3014 km1873 miles1627 nmWest-southwest WSW
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