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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 21:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 07' South, Longitude: 148° 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' 14.5"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 Latitude: 20° 36' South, Longitude: 57° 38' 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' 14.2"933.83 miwest0° 03' 01.8"3.47 minorth933.99 mi
24 hours13° 39' 11.6"884.16 mieast1° 47' 06.5"122.79 minorth897.61 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 AM965 km600 miles521 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteSat 11:48 AM1928 km1198 miles1041 nmSouth S
HonoluluSat 11:48 AM2563 km1593 miles1384 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaSat 11:48 AM2619 km1627 miles1414 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSun 10:48 AM2679 km1665 miles1447 nmWest-southwest WSW
ApiaSun 10:48 AM2943 km1829 miles1589 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSat 9:48 AM3072 km1909 miles1659 nmWest W
AlofiSat 10:48 AM3108 km1931 miles1678 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSat 1:48 PM3422 km2126 miles1848 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiSun 9:48 AM3657 km2272 miles1975 nmWest-southwest WSW
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