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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 00:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 49' South
Longitude: 171° 50' 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 misouth1034.18 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 00:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 30' North
Longitude: 45° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.63 meters/second, 1514.3 km/hour, 940.9 miles/hour or 817.6 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"940.67 miwest0° 02' 24.6"2.76 minorth940.55 mi
24 hours11° 38' 59.4"754.99 mieast0° 31' 18.4"35.90 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 12:20 PM701 km435 miles378 nmNorth N
YarenFri 12:20 PM723 km449 miles390 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiFri 12:20 PM913 km568 miles493 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroFri 12:20 PM1325 km823 miles715 nmNorth N
HoniaraFri 11:20 AM1408 km875 miles760 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 12:20 PM1413 km878 miles763 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaFri 11:20 AM1480 km920 miles799 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SuvaFri 12:20 PM1639 km1019 miles885 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoFri 1:20 PM1937 km1203 miles1046 nmEast-southeast ESE
PalikirFri 11:20 AM1997 km1241 miles1078 nmNorthwest NW
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