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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 23:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 11' South
Longitude: 177° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.04 meters/second, 1663.3 km/hour, 1033.6 miles/hour or 898.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1033.60 miwest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 misouth1033.59 mi
24 hours0° 04' 21.9"5.01 miwest0° 22' 58.4"26.31 misouth26.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 23:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 01' North
Longitude: 67° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.08 meters/second, 1508.7 km/hour, 937.5 miles/hour or 814.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.63 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 46.1"937.19 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth937.19 mi
24 hours11° 42' 30.1"756.18 mieast0° 23' 14.6"26.65 misouth757.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiSat 11:36 AM538 km334 miles290 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandFri 11:36 AM601 km373 miles324 nmNorth N
RawakiSat 12:36 PM742 km461 miles401 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoSat 12:36 PM808 km502 miles437 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Sat 1:36 PM1129 km702 miles610 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaSat 11:36 AM1308 km813 miles706 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaSat 11:36 AM1508 km937 miles814 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AlofiFri 12:36 PM1728 km1074 miles933 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NukualofaSat 12:36 PM1778 km1105 miles960 nmSouth S
YarenSat 11:36 AM1835 km1140 miles991 nmWest-northwest WNW
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