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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 21:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 17' South, Longitude: 140° 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' 10.1"1031.59 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1031.57 mi
24 hours0° 04' 02.5"4.63 miwest0° 22' 45.3"26.06 misouth26.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 21:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 21' North, Longitude: 137° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.57 meters/second, 1542.9 km/hour, 958.7 miles/hour or 833.1 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' 57.4"958.50 miwest0° 06' 28.2"7.42 misouth958.81 mi
24 hours11° 35' 31.2"765.50 mieast2° 58' 51.3"204.98 misouth798.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeMon 11:40 AM339 km211 miles183 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteMon 11:10 AM1558 km968 miles841 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiTue 11:10 AM2033 km1263 miles1097 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownMon 1:10 PM2378 km1477 miles1284 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaMon 11:10 AM2617 km1626 miles1413 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoTue 10:10 AM3357 km2086 miles1812 nmWest W
AlofiMon 10:10 AM3441 km2138 miles1858 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Tue 11:10 AM3477 km2160 miles1877 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluMon 11:10 AM3569 km2217 miles1927 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Baker IslandMon 9:10 AM4012 km2493 miles2166 nmWest W
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