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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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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 00:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 22' North
Longitude: 174° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.10 meters/second, 1660.0 km/hour, 1031.5 miles/hour or 896.3 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.19 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.7"1031.49 miwest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 misouth1031.51 mi
24 hours0° 05' 06.6"5.86 miwest0° 22' 25.0"25.68 misouth26.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 00:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 47' North
Longitude: 53° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.02 meters/second, 1540.9 km/hour, 957.4 miles/hour or 832.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"15.96 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 minorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 31' 50.0"957.23 miwest0° 06' 04.2"6.96 minorth956.99 mi
24 hours11° 22' 27.9"749.39 mieast2° 02' 13.8"140.13 minorth758.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroThu 12:18 PM409 km254 miles221 nmWest-northwest WNW
TarawaThu 12:18 PM583 km362 miles315 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenThu 12:18 PM1163 km723 miles628 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandWed 12:18 PM1183 km735 miles639 nmSoutheast SE
Wake IslandThu 12:18 PM1681 km1045 miles908 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FunafutiThu 12:18 PM1716 km1066 miles927 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirThu 11:18 AM1842 km1145 miles995 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 1:18 PM2328 km1446 miles1257 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraThu 11:18 AM2402 km1492 miles1297 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayWed 1:18 PM2555 km1588 miles1380 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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