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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 23:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 35' South, Longitude: 179° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.74 meters/second, 1651.5 km/hour, 1026.2 miles/hour or 891.7 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"1026.11 miwest0° 00' 55.4"1.06 misouth1026.09 mi
24 hours0° 03' 14.3"3.69 miwest0° 22' 07.2"25.34 misouth25.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 05' South, Longitude: 171° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.43 meters/second, 1589.2 km/hour, 987.5 miles/hour or 858.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.46 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 misouth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 27' 14.0"987.26 miwest0° 11' 56.4"13.68 misouth987.08 mi
24 hours346° 34' 41.9"916.76 miwest4° 29' 49.2"309.10 misouth961.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiMon 11:48 AM27 km17 miles15 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoMon 12:48 PM1028 km639 miles555 nmEast E
SuvaMon 11:48 AM1063 km660 miles574 nmSouth S
Baker IslandSun 11:48 AM1070 km665 miles578 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Mon 1:48 PM1120 km696 miles605 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaMon 11:48 AM1317 km819 miles711 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaMon 12:48 PM1503 km934 miles811 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port VilaMon 10:48 AM1575 km978 miles850 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiSun 12:48 PM1630 km1013 miles880 nmSoutheast SE
YarenMon 11:48 AM1651 km1026 miles891 nmWest-northwest WNW
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