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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 Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 26' North, Longitude: 148° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.80 meters/second, 1669.7 km/hour, 1037.5 miles/hour or 901.6 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"1037.56 miwest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 misouth1037.57 mi
24 hours0° 05' 19.3"6.13 miwest0° 23' 17.2"26.67 misouth27.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 51' South, Longitude: 114° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.59 meters/second, 1553.7 km/hour, 965.4 miles/hour or 838.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.09 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 26' 07.5"965.24 miwest0° 09' 30.1"10.89 misouth964.95 mi
24 hours13° 46' 41.0"921.30 mieast3° 18' 49.7"227.89 misouth941.69 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 11:48 AM949 km590 miles513 nmWest W
PapeeteTue 11:48 AM2100 km1305 miles1134 nmSouth S
HonoluluTue 11:48 AM2408 km1496 miles1300 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoWed 10:48 AM2758 km1714 miles1489 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaTue 11:48 AM2778 km1726 miles1500 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ApiaWed 10:48 AM3044 km1892 miles1644 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandTue 9:48 AM3082 km1915 miles1664 nmWest W
AlofiTue 10:48 AM3235 km2010 miles1747 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownTue 1:48 PM3560 km2212 miles1922 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiWed 9:48 AM3714 km2308 miles2006 nmWest-southwest WSW
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