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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° 27' 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"1037.30 miwest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 misouth1037.30 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° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.18 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"982.20 miwest0° 11' 21.1"13.00 misouth981.98 mi
24 hours13° 18' 03.0"903.72 mieast4° 11' 40.1"288.34 misouth941.80 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 PM681 km423 miles367 nmEast E
RawakiTue 11:48 AM1014 km630 miles547 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandMon 10:48 AM1461 km908 miles789 nmWest W
FakaofoTue 11:48 AM1508 km937 miles814 nmSouthwest SW
ApiaTue 11:48 AM1959 km1217 miles1058 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiTue 10:48 AM2237 km1390 miles1208 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluMon 12:48 PM2241 km1393 miles1210 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiMon 11:48 AM2414 km1500 miles1303 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaMon 12:48 PM2580 km1603 miles1393 nmSouth S
TarawaTue 10:48 AM2621 km1629 miles1415 nmWest W
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