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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 22:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 49' North, Longitude: 163° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.72 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"1037.37 miwest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 misouth1037.38 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 22:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 49' South, Longitude: 141° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.17 meters/second, 1581.0 km/hour, 982.4 miles/hour or 853.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"16.37 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 27' 22.3"982.26 miwest0° 11' 21.0"13.00 misouth982.03 mi
24 hours13° 18' 04.4"903.80 mieast4° 11' 38.0"288.32 misouth941.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiTue 12:48 PM712 km442 miles384 nmEast E
RawakiTue 11:48 AM989 km615 miles534 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandMon 10:48 AM1430 km889 miles772 nmWest W
FakaofoTue 11:48 AM1490 km926 miles805 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ApiaTue 11:48 AM1945 km1208 miles1050 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiTue 10:48 AM2211 km1374 miles1194 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluMon 12:48 PM2249 km1398 miles1215 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiMon 11:48 AM2405 km1494 miles1298 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaMon 12:48 PM2585 km1606 miles1396 nmSouth S
TarawaTue 10:48 AM2590 km1609 miles1398 nmWest W
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