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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 Monday, September 17, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 50' North, Longitude: 148° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.71 meters/second, 1669.4 km/hour, 1037.3 miles/hour or 901.4 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"1037.29 miwest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 misouth1037.29 mi
24 hours0° 05' 19.8"6.14 miwest0° 23' 15.3"26.63 misouth27.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 38' South, Longitude: 127° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.48 meters/second, 1582.1 km/hour, 983.1 miles/hour or 854.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.38 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 27' 25.5"982.88 miwest0° 11' 24.9"13.08 misouth982.66 mi
24 hours13° 16' 45.0"902.81 mieast4° 13' 34.9"290.53 misouth941.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiTue 11:48 AM989 km614 miles534 nmWest W
PapeeteMon 11:48 AM2145 km1333 miles1158 nmSouth S
HonoluluMon 11:48 AM2385 km1482 miles1288 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoTue 10:48 AM2814 km1749 miles1519 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaMon 11:48 AM2834 km1761 miles1530 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ApiaTue 10:48 AM3102 km1928 miles1675 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandMon 9:48 AM3125 km1942 miles1687 nmWest W
AlofiMon 10:48 AM3294 km2047 miles1779 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownMon 1:48 PM3574 km2221 miles1930 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiTue 9:48 AM3767 km2340 miles2034 nmWest-southwest WSW
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