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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 Monday, October 8, 2012 at 20:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 17' South, Longitude: 136° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.15 meters/second, 1660.1 km/hour, 1031.6 miles/hour or 896.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.19 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.2"1031.60 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1031.58 mi
24 hours0° 04' 02.5"4.63 miwest0° 22' 45.4"26.06 misouth26.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 20:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 23' North, Longitude: 141° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.51 meters/second, 1542.6 km/hour, 958.5 miles/hour or 832.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.98 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 misouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 30' 57.3"958.35 miwest0° 06' 26.8"7.39 misouth958.66 mi
24 hours11° 35' 33.1"765.42 mieast2° 58' 19.0"204.37 misouth797.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeMon 11:24 AM412 km256 miles222 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteMon 10:54 AM1852 km1151 miles1000 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownMon 12:54 PM2203 km1369 miles1189 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiTue 10:54 AM2439 km1515 miles1317 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 10:54 AM2964 km1842 miles1601 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Mon 3:54 PM3720 km2311 miles2008 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoTue 9:54 AM3795 km2358 miles2049 nmWest W
HonoluluMon 10:54 AM3813 km2369 miles2059 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiMon 9:54 AM3840 km2386 miles2073 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Tue 10:54 AM3903 km2425 miles2107 nmWest-southwest WSW
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