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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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 00:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 48' South
Longitude: 174° 50' 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' 02.0"26.38 misouth26.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 00:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 30' North
Longitude: 47° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.66 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' 00.5"940.73 miwest0° 02' 25.8"2.79 minorth940.61 mi
24 hours11° 38' 56.3"754.97 mieast0° 31' 46.2"36.43 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 12:08 PM635 km394 miles343 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaFri 12:08 PM718 km446 miles388 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YarenFri 12:08 PM999 km621 miles539 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandThu 12:08 PM1113 km692 miles601 nmEast-northeast ENE
MajuroFri 12:08 PM1383 km859 miles747 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SuvaFri 12:08 PM1525 km948 miles824 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port VilaFri 11:08 AM1596 km992 miles862 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoFri 1:08 PM1619 km1006 miles874 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraFri 11:08 AM1721 km1069 miles929 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 2:08 PM1777 km1104 miles959 nmSoutheast SE
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