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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 Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 23:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 15' North, Longitude: 174° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.01 meters/second, 1663.2 km/hour, 1033.5 miles/hour or 898.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.9"1033.54 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 misouth1033.55 mi
24 hours0° 05' 13.4"6.00 miwest0° 22' 42.1"26.00 misouth26.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 23:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 13' North, Longitude: 98° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.36 meters/second, 1506.1 km/hour, 935.8 miles/hour or 813.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"15.60 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 misouth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 25.7"935.56 miwest0° 00' 35.5"0.68 misouth935.60 mi
24 hours11° 52' 00.8"765.39 mieast0° 42' 11.3"48.38 misouth768.71 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandSat 11:36 AM584 km363 miles316 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaSun 11:36 AM1406 km873 miles759 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroSun 11:36 AM1549 km962 miles836 nmWest W
FunafutiSun 11:36 AM1655 km1028 miles893 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSun 12:36 PM1667 km1036 miles900 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiSun 1:36 PM1991 km1237 miles1075 nmEast E
YarenSun 11:36 AM2116 km1315 miles1143 nmWest-southwest WSW
ApiaSun 12:36 PM2139 km1329 miles1155 nmSouth S
Wake IslandSun 11:36 AM2530 km1572 miles1366 nmNorthwest NW
MidwaySat 12:36 PM2555 km1588 miles1380 nmNorth N
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