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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 Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 23:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 35' South
Longitude: 179° 11' 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"1026.18 miwest0° 00' 55.4"1.06 misouth1026.16 mi
24 hours0° 03' 14.3"3.69 miwest0° 22' 07.2"25.34 misouth25.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 05' South
Longitude: 171° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.43 meters/second, 1589.1 km/hour, 987.4 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' 13.9"987.31 miwest0° 11' 56.4"13.68 misouth987.13 mi
24 hours346° 34' 40.1"916.85 miwest4° 29' 47.4"309.09 misouth961.19 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 AM9 km5 miles5 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LautokaMon 11:48 AM1016 km631 miles548 nmSouth S
FakaofoMon 12:48 PM1058 km657 miles571 nmEast E
SuvaMon 11:48 AM1060 km659 miles572 nmSouth S
Baker IslandSun 11:48 AM1084 km673 miles585 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Mon 1:48 PM1146 km712 miles619 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaMon 11:48 AM1301 km808 miles702 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaMon 12:48 PM1514 km941 miles818 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port VilaMon 10:48 AM1552 km964 miles838 nmSouthwest SW
YarenMon 11:48 AM1625 km1010 miles877 nmWest-northwest WNW
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