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Day and Night World Map

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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 22:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 56' South
Longitude: 165° 53' 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"1025.20 miwest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 misouth1025.18 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.0"3.53 miwest0° 21' 59.8"25.20 misouth25.44 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 22:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 13° 25' South
Longitude: 160° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.09 meters/second, 1562.7 km/hour, 971.0 miles/hour or 843.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"16.18 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.18 mi
1 hour14° 25' 39.0"970.84 miwest0° 10' 24.3"11.92 misouth970.56 mi
24 hours14° 02' 21.6"944.73 mieast3° 42' 42.7"255.23 misouth970.90 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FakaofoTue 11:48 AM591 km367 miles319 nmWest W
RawakiTue 11:48 AM787 km489 miles425 nmNorthwest NW
Pago PagoMon 11:48 AM790 km491 miles427 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Tue 12:48 PM841 km523 miles454 nmSouthwest SW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Tue 12:48 PM873 km542 miles471 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiMon 11:48 AM1201 km746 miles648 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaMon 12:48 PM1510 km938 miles815 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiTue 12:48 PM1525 km947 miles823 nmNortheast NE
Baker IslandMon 10:48 AM1550 km963 miles837 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiTue 10:48 AM1641 km1020 miles886 nmWest W
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