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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 23:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 48' South, Longitude: 177° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.31 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"1034.20 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.19 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.9"5.13 miwest0° 23' 02.1"26.38 misouth26.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 23:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 29' North, Longitude: 50° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.68 meters/second, 1514.4 km/hour, 941.0 miles/hour or 817.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.68 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.7"940.77 miwest0° 02' 26.8"2.80 minorth940.65 mi
24 hours11° 38' 54.0"754.96 mieast0° 32' 09.4"36.87 minorth754.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiFri 11:58 AM460 km286 miles248 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaFri 11:58 AM840 km522 miles454 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandThu 11:58 AM883 km548 miles477 nmNortheast NE
YarenFri 11:58 AM1251 km777 miles675 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoFri 12:58 PM1360 km845 miles734 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaFri 11:58 AM1479 km919 miles799 nmSouth S
MajuroFri 11:58 AM1487 km924 miles803 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Fri 1:58 PM1558 km968 miles841 nmSoutheast SE
Port VilaFri 10:58 AM1735 km1078 miles937 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NukualofaFri 12:58 PM1979 km1229 miles1068 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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