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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 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 23:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 25' South, Longitude: 172° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.57 meters/second, 1665.2 km/hour, 1034.7 miles/hour or 899.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.25 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1034.78 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.77 mi
24 hours0° 04' 34.0"5.25 miwest0° 23' 05.6"26.45 misouth26.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 23:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 60' North, Longitude: 48° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.83 meters/second, 1529.4 km/hour, 950.3 miles/hour or 825.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.84 miwest0° 00' 04.7"0.09 minorth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 31' 26.1"950.08 miwest0° 04' 42.4"5.40 minorth949.87 mi
24 hours11° 30' 34.4"752.97 mieast1° 28' 01.8"100.93 minorth756.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RawakiThu 12:18 PM222 km138 miles120 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoThu 12:18 PM568 km353 miles307 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandWed 11:18 AM668 km415 miles361 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiThu 11:18 AM1014 km630 miles547 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Thu 1:18 PM1046 km650 miles565 nmSouth S
AlofiWed 12:18 PM1645 km1022 miles888 nmSouth S
TarawaThu 11:18 AM1728 km1074 miles933 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuvaThu 11:18 AM1806 km1122 miles975 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiThu 1:18 PM1833 km1139 miles990 nmEast-northeast ENE
NukualofaThu 12:18 PM1872 km1163 miles1011 nmSouth S
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