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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 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 20:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 25' South, Longitude: 133° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.06 meters/second, 1656.2 km/hour, 1029.1 miles/hour or 894.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.3"1029.14 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 misouth1029.12 mi
24 hours0° 03' 40.1"4.20 miwest0° 22' 28.6"25.74 misouth26.08 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 20:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 23' North, Longitude: 179° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.01 meters/second, 1605.6 km/hour, 997.7 miles/hour or 867.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.63 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 41.3"997.64 miwest0° 11' 33.3"13.23 misouth997.91 mi
24 hours11° 50' 41.3"814.32 mieast4° 48' 32.1"330.45 misouth881.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeThu 11:08 AM722 km449 miles390 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownThu 12:38 PM1980 km1230 miles1069 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 10:38 AM2105 km1308 miles1137 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiFri 10:38 AM2876 km1787 miles1553 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaThu 10:38 AM3246 km2017 miles1753 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Thu 3:38 PM3325 km2066 miles1796 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluThu 10:38 AM4170 km2591 miles2252 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 9:38 AM4177 km2596 miles2256 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 9:38 AM4199 km2609 miles2267 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 10:38 AM4281 km2660 miles2312 nmWest-southwest WSW
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