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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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 20:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 54' South
Longitude: 136° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.48 meters/second, 1661.3 km/hour, 1032.3 miles/hour or 897.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.4"1032.33 miwest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 misouth1032.32 mi
24 hours0° 04' 09.5"4.77 miwest0° 22' 50.2"26.16 misouth26.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 20:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 30' North
Longitude: 129° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.18 meters/second, 1523.5 km/hour, 946.6 miles/hour or 822.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.78 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 misouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.8"946.41 miwest0° 04' 14.7"4.87 misouth946.63 mi
24 hours11° 39' 06.2"759.89 mieast2° 07' 32.7"146.21 misouth778.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSun 11:24 AM448 km279 miles242 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteSun 10:54 AM1887 km1173 miles1019 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSun 12:54 PM2240 km1392 miles1210 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiMon 10:54 AM2431 km1511 miles1313 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSun 10:54 AM2995 km1861 miles1617 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Sun 3:54 PM3742 km2325 miles2020 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluSun 10:54 AM3783 km2351 miles2043 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoMon 9:54 AM3809 km2367 miles2057 nmWest W
AlofiSun 9:54 AM3864 km2401 miles2087 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Mon 10:54 AM3922 km2437 miles2117 nmWest-southwest WSW
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