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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 Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 33' South, Longitude: 150° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.78 meters/second, 1651.6 km/hour, 1026.3 miles/hour or 891.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.10 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.10 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.2"1026.19 miwest0° 00' 55.5"1.06 misouth1026.17 mi
24 hours0° 03' 15.1"3.71 miwest0° 22' 07.8"25.35 misouth25.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 41' South, Longitude: 159° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.98 meters/second, 1591.1 km/hour, 988.7 miles/hour or 859.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"16.48 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 misouth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 27' 22.0"988.49 miwest0° 12' 01.9"13.78 misouth988.32 mi
24 hours13° 22' 00.0"914.00 mieast4° 32' 56.8"312.67 misouth959.84 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 11:48 AM999 km621 miles540 nmSouth S
KiritimatiMon 11:48 AM1377 km855 miles743 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaSun 11:48 AM1718 km1068 miles928 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoMon 10:48 AM2277 km1415 miles1230 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 11:48 AM2390 km1485 miles1290 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiSun 10:48 AM2392 km1486 miles1292 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSun 1:48 PM2836 km1762 miles1531 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaMon 10:48 AM2990 km1858 miles1615 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSun 9:48 AM3035 km1886 miles1639 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiMon 9:48 AM3329 km2068 miles1797 nmWest W
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