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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 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 21:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 26' South
Longitude: 145° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.04 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"1029.11 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 misouth1029.09 mi
24 hours0° 03' 39.9"4.19 miwest0° 22' 28.4"25.74 misouth26.08 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 21:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 13' North
Longitude: 168° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.14 meters/second, 1606.1 km/hour, 998.0 miles/hour or 867.2 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' 40.1"997.92 miwest0° 11' 35.6"13.28 misouth998.19 mi
24 hours348° 08' 44.0"815.23 miwest4° 49' 16.1"331.29 misouth882.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeThu 11:58 AM699 km434 miles377 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteThu 11:28 AM1196 km743 miles646 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiFri 11:28 AM1656 km1029 miles894 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaThu 11:28 AM2155 km1339 miles1164 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownThu 1:28 PM2558 km1589 miles1381 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoFri 10:28 AM2826 km1756 miles1526 nmWest W
AlofiThu 10:28 AM2923 km1816 miles1578 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 11:28 AM2943 km1829 miles1589 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluThu 11:28 AM3448 km2143 miles1862 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaFri 10:28 AM3521 km2188 miles1901 nmWest-southwest WSW
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