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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 Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 00:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 25' South
Longitude: 174° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.56 meters/second, 1665.2 km/hour, 1034.7 miles/hour or 899.1 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"1034.77 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.76 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.8"5.25 miwest0° 23' 05.5"26.45 misouth26.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 00:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 03' North
Longitude: 36° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.65 meters/second, 1528.7 km/hour, 949.9 miles/hour or 825.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.83 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 minorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.2"949.68 miwest0° 04' 38.0"5.31 minorth949.48 mi
24 hours11° 30' 55.1"753.05 mieast1° 26' 11.8"98.83 minorth756.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiThu 12:08 PM657 km408 miles355 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaThu 12:08 PM680 km422 miles367 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YarenThu 12:08 PM987 km614 miles533 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandWed 12:08 PM1085 km674 miles586 nmEast-northeast ENE
MajuroThu 12:08 PM1345 km835 miles726 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SuvaThu 12:08 PM1564 km972 miles845 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoThu 1:08 PM1626 km1010 miles878 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaThu 11:08 AM1638 km1018 miles885 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraThu 11:08 AM1742 km1083 miles941 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Thu 2:08 PM1795 km1115 miles969 nmSoutheast SE
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