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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° 32' 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"1032.87 miwest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 misouth1032.86 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° 56' 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 misouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.8"939.51 miwest0° 02' 12.5"2.53 misouth939.63 mi
24 hours11° 41' 55.6"757.48 mieast1° 19' 43.2"91.40 misouth766.17 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 AM354 km220 miles191 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandSat 11:46 AM722 km449 miles390 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RawakiSun 12:46 PM1000 km621 miles540 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoSun 12:46 PM1008 km626 miles544 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaSun 11:46 AM1134 km705 miles612 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Sun 1:46 PM1249 km776 miles674 nmSoutheast SE
SuvaSun 11:46 AM1408 km875 miles760 nmSouth S
YarenSun 11:46 AM1605 km998 miles867 nmWest-northwest WNW
MajuroSun 11:46 AM1743 km1083 miles941 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaSun 12:46 PM1785 km1109 miles964 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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