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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 00:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 59' North, Longitude: 174° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.43 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 misouth1032.24 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 00:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 49' North, Longitude: 64° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.61 meters/second, 1521.4 km/hour, 945.4 miles/hour or 821.5 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' 04.0"0.08 minorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 31' 16.1"945.11 miwest0° 03' 59.2"4.57 minorth944.92 mi
24 hours11° 35' 29.8"754.52 mieast1° 09' 58.5"80.24 minorth755.98 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroFri 12:20 PM359 km223 miles194 nmWest-northwest WNW
TarawaFri 12:20 PM524 km325 miles283 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenFri 12:20 PM1087 km675 miles587 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 12:20 PM1215 km755 miles656 nmEast-southeast ESE
Wake IslandFri 12:20 PM1685 km1047 miles910 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FunafutiFri 12:20 PM1697 km1054 miles916 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirFri 11:20 AM1780 km1106 miles961 nmWest W
HoniaraFri 11:20 AM2327 km1446 miles1257 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoFri 1:20 PM2341 km1455 miles1264 nmSoutheast SE
MidwayThu 1:20 PM2615 km1625 miles1412 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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