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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 23:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 48' South
Longitude: 173° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.32 meters/second, 1664.3 km/hour, 1034.2 miles/hour or 898.7 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1034.22 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.21 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.1"5.14 miwest0° 23' 02.2"26.38 misouth26.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 23:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 28' North
Longitude: 59° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.75 meters/second, 1514.7 km/hour, 941.2 miles/hour or 817.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.69 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 minorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 31' 01.1"940.94 miwest0° 02' 30.3"2.87 minorth940.82 mi
24 hours11° 38' 44.5"754.92 mieast0° 33' 37.5"38.56 minorth754.52 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RawakiFri 12:20 PM297 km184 miles160 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoFri 12:20 PM549 km341 miles296 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandThu 11:20 AM664 km412 miles358 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FunafutiFri 11:20 AM938 km583 miles506 nmWest-southwest WSW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Fri 1:20 PM994 km618 miles537 nmSouth S
Apia *Fri 1:20 PM1011 km628 miles546 nmSouth S
AlofiThu 12:20 PM1616 km1004 miles873 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaFri 11:20 AM1685 km1047 miles910 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuvaFri 11:20 AM1737 km1079 miles938 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NukualofaFri 12:20 PM1821 km1132 miles983 nmSouth S
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