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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 00:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 49' South, Longitude: 169° 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"1034.19 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 00:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 31' North, Longitude: 42° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.61 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"940.63 miwest0° 02' 23.7"2.75 minorth940.51 mi
24 hours11° 39' 01.7"755.00 mieast0° 30' 55.3"35.46 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 12:30 PM544 km338 miles294 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TarawaFri 12:30 PM801 km498 miles432 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HoniaraFri 11:30 AM1155 km717 miles623 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiFri 12:30 PM1167 km725 miles630 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroFri 12:30 PM1339 km832 miles723 nmNorth N
Port VilaFri 11:30 AM1433 km891 miles774 nmSouth S
Baker IslandThu 12:30 PM1672 km1039 miles903 nmEast-northeast ENE
SuvaFri 12:30 PM1775 km1103 miles958 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirFri 11:30 AM1795 km1115 miles969 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoFri 1:30 PM2204 km1370 miles1190 nmEast-southeast ESE
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