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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 00:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 49' South, Longitude: 170° 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 00:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 30' North, Longitude: 43° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.62 meters/second, 1514.2 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' 02.3"0.05 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.2"940.58 miwest0° 02' 24.0"2.75 minorth940.46 mi
24 hours11° 39' 01.0"754.94 mieast0° 31' 02.4"35.59 minorth754.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
YarenFri 12:28 PM592 km368 miles320 nmNorthwest NW
TarawaFri 12:28 PM760 km472 miles410 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiFri 12:28 PM1087 km675 miles587 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraFri 11:28 AM1232 km766 miles665 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroFri 12:28 PM1328 km825 miles717 nmNorth N
Port VilaFri 11:28 AM1443 km896 miles779 nmSouth S
Baker IslandThu 12:28 PM1591 km988 miles859 nmEast-northeast ENE
SuvaFri 12:28 PM1729 km1075 miles934 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirFri 11:28 AM1856 km1153 miles1002 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoFri 1:28 PM2121 km1318 miles1145 nmEast-southeast ESE
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