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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, September 7, 2012 at 00:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 59' North
Longitude: 164° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.44 meters/second, 1661.2 km/hour, 1032.2 miles/hour or 897.0 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"1032.24 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 misouth1032.26 mi
24 hours0° 05' 09.2"5.91 miwest0° 22' 31.3"25.79 misouth26.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 00:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 51' North
Longitude: 54° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.49 meters/second, 1521.0 km/hour, 945.1 miles/hour or 821.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.75 miwest0° 00' 04.0"0.08 minorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 15.2"944.84 miwest0° 03' 55.9"4.51 minorth944.65 mi
24 hours11° 35' 48.9"754.67 mieast1° 08' 32.5"78.59 minorth756.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TofolFri 11:58 AM202 km126 miles109 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroFri 12:58 PM727 km452 miles393 nmEast E
PalikirFri 11:58 AM734 km456 miles396 nmWest W
YarenFri 12:58 PM760 km472 miles410 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaFri 12:58 PM1048 km651 miles566 nmEast-southeast ESE
Wake IslandFri 12:58 PM1487 km924 miles803 nmNorth N
HoniaraFri 11:58 AM1784 km1109 miles964 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandThu 12:58 PM2184 km1357 miles1179 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiFri 12:58 PM2270 km1411 miles1226 nmSoutheast SE
Guam (Hagåtña)Fri 10:58 AM2342 km1455 miles1265 nmWest-northwest WNW
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