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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 00:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 49' South
Longitude: 172° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.30 meters/second, 1664.3 km/hour, 1034.1 miles/hour or 898.6 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 00:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 30' North
Longitude: 45° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.64 meters/second, 1514.3 km/hour, 940.9 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' 00.3"940.68 miwest0° 02' 24.9"2.77 minorth940.56 mi
24 hours11° 38' 58.8"754.98 mieast0° 31' 23.0"35.99 minorth754.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TarawaFri 12:18 PM693 km430 miles374 nmNorth N
YarenFri 12:18 PM766 km476 miles413 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiFri 12:18 PM864 km537 miles467 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroFri 12:18 PM1329 km826 miles717 nmNorth N
Baker IslandThu 12:18 PM1362 km846 miles735 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraFri 11:18 AM1459 km907 miles788 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaFri 11:18 AM1495 km929 miles807 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SuvaFri 12:18 PM1616 km1004 miles873 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoFri 1:18 PM1884 km1170 miles1017 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Fri 2:18 PM2010 km1249 miles1085 nmEast-southeast ESE
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