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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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 20:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 47' South
Longitude: 133° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.66 meters/second, 1654.8 km/hour, 1028.2 miles/hour or 893.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.9"1028.24 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 misouth1028.22 mi
24 hours0° 03' 32.1"4.04 miwest0° 22' 22.2"25.62 misouth25.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 20:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 1° 34' North
Longitude: 167° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.25 meters/second, 1613.7 km/hour, 1002.7 miles/hour or 871.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.71 miwest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 29' 59.5"1002.66 miwest0° 12' 25.8"14.24 misouth1002.81 mi
24 hours12° 11' 58.4"843.60 mieast5° 02' 27.7"346.38 misouth911.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeFri 11:08 AM707 km439 miles381 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownFri 12:38 PM1940 km1206 miles1048 nmSouth S
PapeeteFri 10:38 AM2077 km1290 miles1121 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSat 10:38 AM2885 km1792 miles1558 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 10:38 AM3219 km2000 miles1738 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Fri 3:38 PM3302 km2052 miles1783 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiFri 9:38 AM4156 km2582 miles2244 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoSat 9:38 AM4188 km2603 miles2262 nmWest W
HonoluluFri 10:38 AM4198 km2609 miles2267 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Sat 10:38 AM4265 km2650 miles2303 nmWest-southwest WSW
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