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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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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 29' South
Longitude: 134° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 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"1037.85 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.85 mi
24 hours0° 05' 12.7"6.01 miwest0° 23' 21.8"26.76 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 54' South
Longitude: 29° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.65 meters/second, 1521.5 km/hour, 945.4 miles/hour or 821.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"15.76 miwest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 minorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 26' 33.4"945.26 miwest0° 05' 49.4"6.68 minorth945.56 mi
24 hours13° 04' 04.2"855.32 mieast2° 48' 09.0"192.74 minorth883.39 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 10:48 AM2523 km1568 miles1363 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiMon 10:48 AM2582 km1605 miles1394 nmWest W
AdamstownSun 12:48 PM2756 km1712 miles1488 nmSouth S
HonoluluSun 10:48 AM3522 km2189 miles1902 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaSun 10:48 AM3600 km2237 miles1944 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Sun 3:48 PM3970 km2467 miles2143 nmSoutheast SE
HermosilloSun 1:48 PM4103 km2549 miles2215 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Sun 1:48 PM4173 km2593 miles2253 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoMon 9:48 AM4213 km2618 miles2275 nmWest-southwest WSW
ApiaMon 9:48 AM4389 km2727 miles2370 nmWest-southwest WSW
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