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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 Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 22:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 12' South
Longitude: 165° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.20 meters/second, 1653.1 km/hour, 1027.2 miles/hour or 892.6 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.12 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.12 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.6"1027.21 miwest0° 00' 55.8"1.06 misouth1027.19 mi
24 hours0° 03' 23.1"3.87 miwest0° 22' 14.7"25.48 misouth25.77 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 22:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 56' South
Longitude: 172° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.76 meters/second, 1608.3 km/hour, 999.4 miles/hour or 868.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.66 miwest0° 00' 12.5"0.24 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 28' 46.8"999.29 miwest0° 12' 38.5"14.48 misouth999.26 mi
24 hours347° 14' 16.6"880.75 miwest4° 57' 40.1"340.94 misouth940.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FakaofoSun 11:48 AM615 km382 miles332 nmWest-southwest WSW
RawakiSun 11:48 AM738 km459 miles399 nmNorthwest NW
Pago PagoSat 11:48 AM861 km535 miles465 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Sun 12:48 PM905 km562 miles489 nmSouthwest SW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sun 12:48 PM934 km581 miles505 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiSat 11:48 AM1282 km797 miles692 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiSun 12:48 PM1454 km904 miles785 nmNortheast NE
Baker IslandSat 10:48 AM1508 km937 miles814 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaSat 12:48 PM1579 km981 miles853 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiSun 10:48 AM1654 km1028 miles893 nmWest W
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