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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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 21:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 48' South, Longitude: 145° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.64 meters/second, 1654.7 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"1028.21 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 misouth1028.19 mi
24 hours0° 03' 31.9"4.03 miwest0° 22' 22.0"25.62 misouth25.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 21:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 24' North, Longitude: 179° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.27 meters/second, 1613.8 km/hour, 1002.8 miles/hour or 871.4 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' 57.7"1002.70 miwest0° 12' 27.0"14.26 misouth1002.85 mi
24 hours12° 12' 53.2"844.71 mieast5° 02' 39.2"346.61 misouth912.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeFri 11:58 AM696 km432 miles376 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteFri 11:28 AM1155 km718 miles624 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiSat 11:28 AM1677 km1042 miles905 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaFri 11:28 AM2120 km1318 miles1145 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownFri 1:28 PM2530 km1572 miles1366 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoSat 10:28 AM2815 km1749 miles1520 nmWest W
AlofiFri 10:28 AM2897 km1800 miles1564 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sat 11:28 AM2925 km1818 miles1580 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluFri 11:28 AM3484 km2165 miles1881 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaSat 10:28 AM3496 km2172 miles1888 nmWest-southwest WSW
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