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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 23:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 34' South, Longitude: 179° 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"1032.95 miwest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 misouth1032.93 mi
24 hours0° 04' 15.5"4.89 miwest0° 22' 54.2"26.23 misouth26.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 23:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 38' North, Longitude: 76° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.14 meters/second, 1512.5 km/hour, 939.8 miles/hour or 816.7 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 misouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.8"939.58 miwest0° 02' 12.6"2.53 misouth939.70 mi
24 hours11° 41' 55.6"757.53 mieast1° 19' 45.7"91.45 misouth766.23 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiSun 11:46 AM343 km213 miles185 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandSat 11:46 AM737 km458 miles398 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoSun 12:46 PM1036 km644 miles559 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaSun 11:46 AM1111 km691 miles600 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Sun 1:46 PM1270 km789 miles686 nmSoutheast SE
SuvaSun 11:46 AM1403 km872 miles758 nmSouth S
YarenSun 11:46 AM1576 km980 miles851 nmWest-northwest WNW
MajuroSun 11:46 AM1725 km1072 miles931 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaSun 12:46 PM1793 km1114 miles968 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AlofiSat 12:46 PM1838 km1142 miles992 nmSoutheast SE
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