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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 21:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 17' South, Longitude: 148° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.86 meters/second, 1648.3 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"1024.12 miwest0° 00' 54.8"1.05 misouth1024.10 mi
24 hours0° 02' 57.7"3.37 miwest0° 21' 52.2"25.05 misouth25.28 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 21:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 58' South, Longitude: 129° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.16 meters/second, 1534.2 km/hour, 953.3 miles/hour or 828.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.89 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 24' 12.7"952.99 miwest0° 08' 03.1"9.23 misouth952.70 mi
24 hours14° 31' 40.9"961.23 mieast2° 37' 43.5"180.80 misouth971.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteTue 11:38 AM925 km575 miles500 nmSouth S
TaiohaeTue 12:08 PM951 km591 miles513 nmEast E
KiritimatiWed 11:38 AM1600 km994 miles864 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaTue 11:38 AM1817 km1129 miles981 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoWed 10:38 AM2536 km1576 miles1369 nmWest W
AlofiTue 10:38 AM2583 km1605 miles1395 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownTue 1:38 PM2589 km1609 miles1398 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Wed 11:38 AM2624 km1631 miles1417 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaWed 10:38 AM3181 km1977 miles1718 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandTue 9:38 AM3311 km2057 miles1788 nmWest-northwest WNW
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