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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 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 00:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 57' South, Longitude: 175° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.28 meters/second, 1649.8 km/hour, 1025.1 miles/hour or 890.8 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"1025.15 miwest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 misouth1025.13 mi
24 hours0° 03' 05.6"3.52 miwest0° 21' 59.4"25.19 misouth25.44 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 00:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 38' South, Longitude: 178° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.66 meters/second, 1561.2 km/hour, 970.1 miles/hour or 843.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.5"16.17 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 25' 34.0"969.88 miwest0° 10' 17.8"11.80 misouth969.60 mi
24 hours14° 04' 12.7"945.96 mieast3° 39' 37.7"251.70 misouth971.15 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiTue 12:02 PM399 km248 miles215 nmEast E
LautokaTue 12:02 PM977 km607 miles528 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NadiTue 12:02 PM998 km620 miles539 nmSouth S
SuvaTue 12:02 PM1060 km659 miles572 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaTue 12:02 PM1183 km735 miles639 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port VilaTue 11:02 AM1252 km778 miles676 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandMon 12:02 PM1338 km832 miles723 nmNortheast NE
YarenTue 12:02 PM1341 km833 miles724 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoTue 1:02 PM1445 km898 miles780 nmEast E
Apia *Tue 2:02 PM1478 km918 miles798 nmEast-southeast ESE
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