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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° 31' 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"1032.14 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 misouth1032.16 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: 67° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.65 meters/second, 1521.6 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"945.13 miwest0° 04' 00.5"4.60 minorth944.95 mi
24 hours11° 35' 23.2"754.42 mieast1° 10' 28.3"80.80 minorth755.92 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 PM710 km441 miles383 nmWest W
TarawaFri 12:08 PM712 km442 miles384 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 12:08 PM925 km575 miles500 nmSoutheast SE
YarenFri 12:08 PM1381 km858 miles746 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiFri 12:08 PM1615 km1004 miles872 nmSouth S
Wake IslandFri 12:08 PM1884 km1171 miles1017 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoFri 1:08 PM2108 km1310 miles1138 nmSoutheast SE
PalikirFri 11:08 AM2142 km1331 miles1157 nmWest W
ApiaFri 1:08 PM2492 km1548 miles1345 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MidwayThu 1:08 PM2518 km1565 miles1360 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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