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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 22:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 56' South, Longitude: 163° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.31 meters/second, 1649.9 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"1025.21 miwest0° 00' 55.1"1.05 misouth1025.19 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.1"3.53 miwest0° 21' 59.9"25.20 misouth25.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 22:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 23' South, Longitude: 158° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.14 meters/second, 1562.9 km/hour, 971.2 miles/hour or 843.9 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 misouth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 25' 39.7"970.97 miwest0° 10' 25.1"11.94 misouth970.69 mi
24 hours14° 02' 06.5"944.56 mieast3° 43' 07.4"255.70 misouth970.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FakaofoTue 11:38 AM865 km537 miles467 nmWest W
Pago PagoMon 11:38 AM993 km617 miles536 nmSouthwest SW
RawakiTue 11:38 AM995 km619 miles537 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Tue 12:38 PM1064 km661 miles575 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiMon 11:38 AM1323 km822 miles714 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiTue 12:38 PM1370 km851 miles739 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaMon 12:38 PM1415 km879 miles764 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandMon 10:38 AM1769 km1099 miles955 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteMon 12:38 PM1772 km1101 miles957 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaTue 11:38 AM1853 km1151 miles1000 nmSouthwest SW
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