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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 00:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 26' South
Longitude: 172° 25' 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"1034.76 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.75 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.7"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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 04' North
Longitude: 34° 03' 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"949.61 miwest0° 04' 37.1"5.30 minorth949.40 mi
24 hours11° 30' 59.3"753.07 mieast1° 25' 49.9"98.41 minorth756.17 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 PM649 km404 miles351 nmNorth N
YarenThu 12:18 PM747 km464 miles403 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiThu 12:18 PM878 km546 miles474 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroThu 12:18 PM1287 km800 miles695 nmNorth N
Baker IslandWed 12:18 PM1337 km831 miles722 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraThu 11:18 AM1483 km922 miles801 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaThu 11:18 AM1538 km956 miles831 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SuvaThu 12:18 PM1652 km1026 miles892 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoThu 1:18 PM1888 km1173 miles1019 nmEast-southeast ESE
PalikirThu 11:18 AM2019 km1255 miles1090 nmNorthwest NW
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