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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 21:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 55' South, Longitude: 153° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.32 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' 06.3"3.54 miwest0° 22' 00.1"25.20 misouth25.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 21:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 16' South, Longitude: 148° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.38 meters/second, 1563.8 km/hour, 971.7 miles/hour or 844.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"16.19 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 25' 42.4"971.49 miwest0° 10' 28.5"12.00 misouth971.21 mi
24 hours14° 01' 05.8"943.88 mieast3° 44' 45.9"257.58 misouth970.71 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteMon 11:58 AM1038 km645 miles560 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiTue 11:58 AM1271 km790 miles687 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaMon 11:58 AM1525 km948 miles824 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoTue 10:58 AM1963 km1220 miles1060 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 11:58 AM2079 km1292 miles1123 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiMon 10:58 AM2107 km1309 miles1138 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaTue 10:58 AM2703 km1679 miles1459 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandMon 9:58 AM2753 km1711 miles1487 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiTue 9:58 AM3016 km1874 miles1628 nmWest W
AdamstownMon 1:58 PM3045 km1892 miles1644 nmSoutheast SE
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