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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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 00:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 49' South, Longitude: 172° 07' 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"1034.12 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.11 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.9"5.13 miwest0° 23' 02.0"26.38 misouth26.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 00:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 30' North, Longitude: 45° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.64 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"940.61 miwest0° 02' 24.7"2.77 minorth940.49 mi
24 hours11° 38' 59.0"754.93 mieast0° 31' 21.0"35.95 minorth754.49 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 PM696 km432 miles376 nmNorth N
YarenFri 12:20 PM747 km464 miles403 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiFri 12:20 PM886 km550 miles478 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroFri 12:20 PM1327 km824 miles716 nmNorth N
Baker IslandThu 12:20 PM1384 km860 miles747 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraFri 11:20 AM1437 km893 miles776 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaFri 11:20 AM1488 km925 miles803 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SuvaFri 12:20 PM1626 km1010 miles878 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoFri 1:20 PM1907 km1185 miles1030 nmEast-southeast ESE
PalikirFri 11:20 AM2021 km1256 miles1091 nmNorthwest NW
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