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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 21:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 55' South, Longitude: 148° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.33 meters/second, 1650.0 km/hour, 1025.3 miles/hour or 890.9 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' 07.9"1025.25 miwest0° 00' 55.1"1.05 misouth1025.23 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.4"3.54 miwest0° 22' 00.2"25.21 misouth25.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 21:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 13' South, Longitude: 144° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.49 meters/second, 1564.2 km/hour, 971.9 miles/hour or 844.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"16.20 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 25' 43.8"971.75 miwest0° 10' 30.2"12.03 misouth971.47 mi
24 hours14° 00' 35.3"943.54 mieast3° 45' 34.7"258.51 misouth970.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteMon 11:38 AM962 km598 miles519 nmSouth S
TaiohaeMon 12:08 PM976 km606 miles527 nmEast E
KiritimatiTue 11:38 AM1553 km965 miles838 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaMon 11:38 AM1831 km1138 miles989 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoTue 10:38 AM2513 km1561 miles1357 nmWest W
AlofiMon 10:38 AM2580 km1603 miles1393 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Tue 11:38 AM2609 km1621 miles1409 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownMon 1:38 PM2635 km1638 miles1423 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaTue 10:38 AM3178 km1975 miles1716 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandMon 9:38 AM3275 km2035 miles1768 nmWest-northwest WNW
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