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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: 133° 53' 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"1037.81 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.81 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° 39' South, Longitude: 43° 13' 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' 11.4"933.48 miwest0° 02' 54.0"3.32 minorth933.63 mi
24 hours13° 40' 33.6"885.35 mieast1° 44' 11.2"119.44 minorth898.23 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 AM2583 km1605 miles1395 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSun 10:48 AM2619 km1627 miles1414 nmWest W
AdamstownSat 12:48 PM2792 km1735 miles1508 nmSouth S
HonoluluSat 10:48 AM3521 km2188 miles1901 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaSat 10:48 AM3659 km2273 miles1975 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Sat 3:48 PM3977 km2471 miles2147 nmSoutheast SE
HermosilloSat 1:48 PM4044 km2513 miles2184 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Sat 1:48 PM4117 km2558 miles2223 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoSun 9:48 AM4264 km2649 miles2302 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Francisco *Sat 1:48 PM4354 km2706 miles2351 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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