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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 Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 00:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 26' South, Longitude: 172° 41' 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"1034.69 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.68 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.8"5.24 miwest0° 23' 05.5"26.45 misouth26.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 00:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 04' North, Longitude: 34° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.62 meters/second, 1528.6 km/hour, 949.8 miles/hour or 825.4 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' 24.9"949.55 miwest0° 04' 37.3"5.30 minorth949.34 mi
24 hours11° 30' 58.9"753.01 mieast1° 25' 52.2"98.45 minorth756.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TarawaThu 12:18 PM647 km402 miles349 nmNorth N
YarenThu 12:18 PM773 km480 miles417 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiThu 12:18 PM852 km529 miles460 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroThu 12:18 PM1291 km802 miles697 nmNorth N
Baker IslandWed 12:18 PM1309 km813 miles707 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraThu 11:18 AM1512 km939 miles816 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaThu 11:18 AM1547 km961 miles835 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SuvaThu 12:18 PM1640 km1019 miles886 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoThu 1:18 PM1858 km1155 miles1003 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Thu 2:18 PM1998 km1242 miles1079 nmEast-southeast ESE
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