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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 22:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 34' South, Longitude: 168° 03' West

The ground speed is currently 458.76 meters/second, 1651.5 kilometres/hour, 1026.2 miles/hour or 891.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"1026.15 miWest0° 00' 55.5"1.06 miSouth1026.13 mi
24 hours0° 03' 14.6"3.70 miWest0° 22' 07.4"25.34 miSouth25.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 22:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 55' South, Longitude: 176° 24' West

The ground speed is currently 441.66 meters/second, 1590.0 kilometres/hour, 988.0 miles/hour or 858.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.46 miWest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 miSouth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 27' 17.4"987.77 miWest0° 11' 58.8"13.72 miSouth987.60 mi
24 hours13° 23' 55.3"915.61 miEast4° 31' 08.5"310.61 miSouth960.59 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FakaofoMon 11:58 AM358 km223 miles194 nm WSW
AtafuMon 11:58 AM492 km306 miles266 nm W
RawakiMon 11:58 AM612 km380 miles331 nm NNW
Pago PagoSun 11:58 AM695 km432 miles375 nm SSW
Apia *Mon 12:58 PM710 km441 miles384 nm SW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Mon 12:58 PM731 km454 miles395 nm SW
Kanton IslandMon 11:58 AM753 km468 miles407 nm NNW
AlofiSun 11:58 AM1178 km732 miles636 nm S
Baker IslandSun 10:58 AM1347 km837 miles727 nm NW
FunafutiMon 10:58 AM1405 km873 miles758 nm W