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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 29, 2012 at 21:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 50' South, Longitude: 142° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.38 meters/second, 1668.2 km/hour, 1036.5 miles/hour or 900.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.2"1036.61 miwest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 misouth1036.60 mi
24 hours0° 04' 54.0"5.64 miwest0° 23' 16.2"26.65 misouth27.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 21:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 26' North, Longitude: 33° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.91 meters/second, 1612.5 km/hour, 1001.9 miles/hour or 870.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.70 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 32' 55.9"1001.91 miwest0° 10' 54.7"12.50 minorth1001.84 mi
24 hours10° 50' 19.0"746.41 mieast4° 11' 30.3"288.08 minorth797.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSat 11:48 AM748 km465 miles404 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiSun 11:18 AM1756 km1091 miles948 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteSat 11:18 AM1812 km1126 miles978 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaSat 11:18 AM2783 km1729 miles1503 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSat 1:18 PM2785 km1730 miles1504 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluSat 11:18 AM3166 km1967 miles1709 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoSun 10:18 AM3285 km2041 miles1774 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sun 11:18 AM3465 km2153 miles1871 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiSat 10:18 AM3505 km2178 miles1892 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSat 9:18 AM3822 km2375 miles2064 nmWest W
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