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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 Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 22:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 12' North, Longitude: 163° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.61 meters/second, 1669.0 km/hour, 1037.1 miles/hour or 901.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.3"1037.13 miwest0° 00' 58.0"1.11 misouth1037.13 mi
24 hours0° 05' 20.1"6.15 miwest0° 23' 13.0"26.59 misouth27.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 22:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 01' South, Longitude: 154° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.24 meters/second, 1602.9 km/hour, 996.0 miles/hour or 865.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.60 miwest0° 00' 12.4"0.24 misouth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 28' 34.7"995.89 miwest0° 12' 27.7"14.28 misouth995.80 mi
24 hours12° 47' 33.9"880.08 mieast4° 48' 00.9"329.91 misouth935.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiMon 12:48 PM703 km437 miles379 nmEast E
Baker IslandSun 10:48 AM1446 km898 miles781 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 11:48 AM1531 km952 miles827 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ApiaMon 11:48 AM1987 km1235 miles1073 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluSun 12:48 PM2206 km1371 miles1191 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiMon 10:48 AM2242 km1393 miles1210 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiSun 11:48 AM2449 km1522 miles1322 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaMon 10:48 AM2601 km1616 miles1404 nmWest W
RarotongaSun 12:48 PM2626 km1632 miles1418 nmSouth S
PapeeteSun 12:48 PM2674 km1661 miles1444 nmSoutheast SE
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