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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 Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' South, Longitude: 134° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1037.88 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.88 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.6"6.05 miwest0° 23' 21.5"26.75 misouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 38' South, Longitude: 43° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.43 meters/second, 1502.8 km/hour, 933.8 miles/hour or 811.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.56 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 minorth15.56 mi
1 hour14° 25' 11.5"933.55 miwest0° 02' 54.1"3.33 minorth933.70 mi
24 hours13° 40' 32.1"885.39 mieast1° 44' 14.5"119.51 minorth898.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSat 10:48 AM2562 km1592 miles1384 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSun 10:48 AM2588 km1608 miles1397 nmWest W
AdamstownSat 12:48 PM2797 km1738 miles1510 nmSouth S
HonoluluSat 10:48 AM3499 km2174 miles1889 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaSat 10:48 AM3635 km2259 miles1963 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Sat 3:48 PM3997 km2483 miles2158 nmSoutheast SE
HermosilloSat 1:48 PM4062 km2524 miles2193 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Sat 1:48 PM4129 km2566 miles2229 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoSun 9:48 AM4234 km2631 miles2286 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Francisco *Sat 1:48 PM4362 km2711 miles2355 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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