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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 Friday, September 7, 2012 at 00:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 59' North, Longitude: 177° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.42 meters/second, 1661.1 km/hour, 1032.2 miles/hour or 896.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.22 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 misouth1032.23 mi
24 hours0° 05' 09.2"5.91 miwest0° 22' 31.1"25.79 misouth26.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 00:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 48' North, Longitude: 66° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.65 meters/second, 1521.5 km/hour, 945.4 miles/hour or 821.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.76 miwest0° 00' 04.1"0.08 minorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 31' 16.5"945.19 miwest0° 04' 00.4"4.59 minorth945.00 mi
24 hours11° 35' 23.8"754.48 mieast1° 10' 25.7"80.76 minorth755.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroFri 12:08 PM680 km422 miles367 nmWest-northwest WNW
TarawaFri 12:08 PM691 km429 miles373 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 12:08 PM948 km589 miles512 nmSoutheast SE
YarenFri 12:08 PM1355 km842 miles731 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiFri 12:08 PM1619 km1006 miles874 nmSouth S
Wake IslandFri 12:08 PM1865 km1159 miles1007 nmNorthwest NW
PalikirFri 11:08 AM2112 km1312 miles1140 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 1:08 PM2126 km1321 miles1148 nmSoutheast SE
ApiaFri 1:08 PM2506 km1557 miles1353 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MidwayThu 1:08 PM2525 km1569 miles1363 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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