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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 20:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' South, Longitude: 136° 40' 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 20:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 38' South, Longitude: 45° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.46 meters/second, 1502.9 km/hour, 933.8 miles/hour or 811.5 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' 02.9"0.05 minorth15.56 mi
1 hour14° 25' 11.9"933.61 miwest0° 02' 55.4"3.35 minorth933.76 mi
24 hours13° 40' 18.5"885.20 mieast1° 44' 43.8"120.07 minorth898.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSun 10:58 AM2311 km1436 miles1248 nmWest W
PapeeteSat 10:58 AM2391 km1486 miles1291 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSat 12:58 PM2851 km1772 miles1539 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluSat 10:58 AM3304 km2053 miles1784 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaSat 10:58 AM3432 km2132 miles1853 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSun 9:58 AM3965 km2464 miles2141 nmWest-southwest WSW
ApiaSun 9:58 AM4156 km2583 miles2244 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sat 3:58 PM4179 km2597 miles2256 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiSat 9:58 AM4192 km2605 miles2264 nmWest-southwest WSW
HermosilloSat 1:58 PM4229 km2628 miles2283 nmNortheast NE
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