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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° 25' 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"1024.20 miwest0° 00' 54.8"1.05 misouth1024.17 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: 130° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.15 meters/second, 1534.1 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"953.05 miwest0° 08' 02.9"9.23 misouth952.75 mi
24 hours14° 31' 42.0"961.30 mieast2° 37' 40.1"180.74 misouth971.19 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 AM921 km572 miles497 nmSouth S
TaiohaeTue 12:08 PM981 km610 miles530 nmEast E
KiritimatiWed 11:38 AM1580 km982 miles853 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaTue 11:38 AM1797 km1116 miles970 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoWed 10:38 AM2505 km1557 miles1353 nmWest W
AlofiTue 10:38 AM2556 km1588 miles1380 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Wed 11:38 AM2594 km1612 miles1401 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownTue 1:38 PM2611 km1622 miles1410 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaWed 10:38 AM3154 km1960 miles1703 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandTue 9:38 AM3281 km2039 miles1772 nmWest-northwest WNW
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