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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 21:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 55' South, Longitude: 150° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.33 meters/second, 1650.0 km/hour, 1025.2 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"1025.24 miwest0° 00' 55.1"1.05 misouth1025.22 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.4"3.54 miwest0° 22' 00.2"25.20 misouth25.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 14' South, Longitude: 146° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.43 meters/second, 1564.0 km/hour, 971.8 miles/hour or 844.5 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' 43.1"971.62 miwest0° 10' 29.3"12.02 misouth971.34 mi
24 hours14° 00' 50.6"943.71 mieast3° 45' 10.3"258.05 misouth970.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteMon 11:48 AM963 km599 miles520 nmSouth S
KiritimatiTue 11:48 AM1392 km865 miles751 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaMon 11:48 AM1664 km1034 miles898 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoTue 10:48 AM2238 km1391 miles1208 nmWest W
AlofiMon 10:48 AM2340 km1454 miles1263 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Tue 11:48 AM2343 km1456 miles1265 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownMon 1:48 PM2835 km1762 miles1531 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaTue 10:48 AM2938 km1826 miles1586 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandMon 9:48 AM3013 km1872 miles1627 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiTue 9:48 AM3291 km2045 miles1777 nmWest W
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