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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 00:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 26' South
Longitude: 171° 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"1034.76 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 00:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 04' North
Longitude: 33° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.61 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"949.59 miwest0° 04' 36.9"5.29 minorth949.38 mi
24 hours11° 31' 00.1"753.07 mieast1° 25' 45.5"98.32 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 12:20 PM657 km409 miles355 nmNorth N
YarenThu 12:20 PM703 km437 miles379 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiThu 12:20 PM926 km575 miles500 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroThu 12:20 PM1283 km797 miles693 nmNorth N
Baker IslandWed 12:20 PM1389 km863 miles750 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraThu 11:20 AM1432 km890 miles773 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaThu 11:20 AM1523 km946 miles822 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SuvaThu 12:20 PM1674 km1040 miles904 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoThu 1:20 PM1941 km1206 miles1048 nmEast-southeast ESE
PalikirThu 11:20 AM1976 km1228 miles1067 nmNorthwest NW
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