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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° 49' 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"17.11 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.11 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.2"1026.27 miwest0° 00' 55.5"1.06 misouth1026.25 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° 49' 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"988.54 miwest0° 12' 01.8"13.78 misouth988.37 mi
24 hours13° 22' 01.9"914.09 mieast4° 32' 55.1"312.66 misouth959.92 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 AM1003 km623 miles542 nmSouth S
KiritimatiMon 11:48 AM1360 km845 miles734 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaSun 11:48 AM1701 km1057 miles918 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoMon 10:48 AM2246 km1396 miles1213 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 11:48 AM2360 km1467 miles1274 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiSun 10:48 AM2366 km1470 miles1277 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSun 1:48 PM2858 km1776 miles1543 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaMon 10:48 AM2964 km1842 miles1600 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSun 9:48 AM3006 km1868 miles1623 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiMon 9:48 AM3298 km2049 miles1781 nmWest W
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