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Day and Night World Map

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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 07' South
Longitude: 149° 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' 14.5"6.04 miwest0° 23' 21.6"26.75 misouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 36' South
Longitude: 57° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.59 meters/second, 1503.3 km/hour, 934.1 miles/hour or 811.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.57 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 minorth15.57 mi
1 hour14° 25' 14.4"933.90 miwest0° 03' 01.9"3.48 minorth934.06 mi
24 hours13° 39' 10.2"884.20 mieast1° 47' 09.7"122.86 minorth897.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSun 11:48 AM935 km581 miles505 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteSat 11:48 AM1927 km1197 miles1041 nmSouth S
HonoluluSat 11:48 AM2552 km1586 miles1378 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaSat 11:48 AM2605 km1619 miles1407 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSun 10:48 AM2651 km1647 miles1431 nmWest-southwest WSW
ApiaSun 10:48 AM2917 km1812 miles1575 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSat 9:48 AM3041 km1889 miles1642 nmWest W
AlofiSat 10:48 AM3086 km1917 miles1666 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSat 1:48 PM3440 km2137 miles1857 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiSun 9:48 AM3627 km2254 miles1959 nmWest-southwest WSW
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