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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 00:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 49' South
Longitude: 169° 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"1034.19 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 00:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 30' North
Longitude: 43° 09' 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"940.64 miwest0° 02' 23.8"2.75 minorth940.52 mi
24 hours11° 39' 01.3"754.99 mieast0° 30' 59.8"35.54 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
YarenFri 12:28 PM574 km356 miles310 nmNorthwest NW
TarawaFri 12:28 PM774 km481 miles418 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiFri 12:28 PM1115 km693 miles602 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraFri 11:28 AM1204 km748 miles650 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroFri 12:28 PM1332 km827 miles719 nmNorth N
Port VilaFri 11:28 AM1439 km894 miles777 nmSouth S
Baker IslandThu 12:28 PM1620 km1006 miles875 nmEast-northeast ENE
SuvaFri 12:28 PM1745 km1084 miles942 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirFri 11:28 AM1834 km1139 miles990 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoFri 1:28 PM2151 km1336 miles1161 nmEast-southeast ESE
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