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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 Monday, October 15, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 54' South, Longitude: 135° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.34 meters/second, 1650.0 km/hour, 1025.3 miles/hour or 891.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.09 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.09 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.0"1025.29 miwest0° 00' 55.1"1.05 misouth1025.27 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.7"3.55 miwest0° 22' 00.5"25.21 misouth25.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 04' South, Longitude: 132° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.78 meters/second, 1565.2 km/hour, 972.6 miles/hour or 845.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"16.21 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 25' 47.2"972.39 miwest0° 10' 34.2"12.11 misouth972.12 mi
24 hours13° 59' 18.7"942.67 mieast3° 47' 35.8"260.82 misouth970.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeMon 11:18 AM399 km248 miles216 nmWest W
PapeeteMon 10:48 AM1763 km1096 miles952 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownMon 12:48 PM1890 km1175 miles1021 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiTue 10:48 AM2662 km1654 miles1438 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 10:48 AM2903 km1804 miles1568 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Mon 3:48 PM3442 km2139 miles1858 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiMon 9:48 AM3837 km2384 miles2072 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoTue 9:48 AM3886 km2414 miles2098 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 10:48 AM3952 km2456 miles2134 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluMon 10:48 AM4117 km2558 miles2223 nmNorthwest NW
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