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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 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 02' South
Longitude: 130° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.44 meters/second, 1657.6 km/hour, 1030.0 miles/hour or 895.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.17 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.17 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.6"1030.01 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 misouth1029.99 mi
24 hours0° 03' 48.0"4.35 miwest0° 22' 34.6"25.86 misouth26.22 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 45' North
Longitude: 171° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.09 meters/second, 1587.9 km/hour, 986.7 miles/hour or 857.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.45 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 31' 01.1"986.60 miwest0° 10' 10.1"11.65 misouth986.95 mi
24 hours348° 21' 21.9"791.37 miwest4° 20' 44.6"298.68 misouth850.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeWed 10:58 AM1007 km626 miles544 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownWed 12:28 PM1996 km1240 miles1078 nmSouth S
PapeeteWed 10:28 AM2367 km1471 miles1278 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiThu 10:28 AM3131 km1946 miles1691 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Wed 3:28 PM3157 km1961 miles1704 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaWed 10:28 AM3512 km2182 miles1896 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluWed 10:28 AM4326 km2688 miles2336 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 9:28 AM4456 km2769 miles2406 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Wed 3:28 PM4522 km2810 miles2442 nmNortheast NE
Apia *Thu 10:28 AM4566 km2837 miles2466 nmWest-southwest WSW
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