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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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 23:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 34' South, Longitude: 174° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.75 meters/second, 1662.3 km/hour, 1032.9 miles/hour or 897.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1032.96 miwest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 misouth1032.94 mi
24 hours0° 04' 15.5"4.89 miwest0° 22' 54.3"26.23 misouth26.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 23:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 38' North, Longitude: 81° 30' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.11 meters/second, 1512.4 km/hour, 939.8 miles/hour or 816.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.66 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 misouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.8"939.51 miwest0° 02' 10.7"2.50 misouth939.62 mi
24 hours11° 41' 57.4"757.51 mieast1° 18' 59.5"90.57 misouth766.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RawakiSun 12:26 PM498 km310 miles269 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoSun 12:26 PM577 km358 miles311 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandSat 11:26 AM663 km412 miles358 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FunafutiSun 11:26 AM736 km457 miles397 nmWest-southwest WSW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sun 1:26 PM948 km589 miles512 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Apia *Sun 1:26 PM973 km605 miles526 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaSun 11:26 AM1560 km969 miles842 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuvaSun 11:26 AM1573 km977 miles849 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AlofiSat 12:26 PM1584 km984 miles855 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NukualofaSun 12:26 PM1723 km1071 miles930 nmSouth S
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