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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 20:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 16' South, Longitude: 135° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.88 meters/second, 1648.4 km/hour, 1024.2 miles/hour or 890.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.07 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.07 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.5"1024.23 miwest0° 00' 54.8"1.05 misouth1024.21 mi
24 hours0° 02' 58.0"3.38 miwest0° 21' 52.5"25.06 misouth25.28 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 51' South, Longitude: 118° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.43 meters/second, 1535.1 km/hour, 953.9 miles/hour or 828.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.90 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 24' 15.4"953.67 miwest0° 08' 08.9"9.34 misouth953.37 mi
24 hours14° 30' 51.5"960.95 mieast2° 40' 18.5"183.77 misouth971.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeTue 11:18 AM394 km245 miles213 nmWest W
PapeeteTue 10:48 AM1736 km1079 miles937 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownTue 12:48 PM1854 km1152 miles1001 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiWed 10:48 AM2675 km1662 miles1444 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaTue 10:48 AM2878 km1788 miles1554 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Tue 3:48 PM3421 km2126 miles1847 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiTue 9:48 AM3818 km2372 miles2061 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoWed 9:48 AM3878 km2409 miles2094 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 10:48 AM3939 km2447 miles2127 nmWest W
HonoluluTue 10:48 AM4147 km2577 miles2239 nmNorthwest NW
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