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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 21:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 17' South, Longitude: 150° 56' 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"1024.19 miwest0° 00' 54.8"1.05 misouth1024.17 mi
24 hours0° 02' 57.5"3.37 miwest0° 21' 52.0"25.05 misouth25.28 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 60' South, Longitude: 132° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.09 meters/second, 1533.9 km/hour, 953.1 miles/hour or 828.3 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' 12.1"952.92 miwest0° 08' 01.8"9.20 misouth952.63 mi
24 hours14° 31' 51.8"961.37 mieast2° 37' 08.1"180.13 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
PapeeteTue 11:48 AM924 km574 miles499 nmSouth S
KiritimatiWed 11:48 AM1424 km885 miles769 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaTue 11:48 AM1627 km1011 miles878 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoWed 10:48 AM2231 km1386 miles1204 nmWest W
AlofiTue 10:48 AM2314 km1438 miles1250 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Wed 11:48 AM2328 km1446 miles1257 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownTue 1:48 PM2813 km1748 miles1519 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaWed 10:48 AM2913 km1810 miles1573 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandTue 9:48 AM3020 km1877 miles1631 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiWed 9:48 AM3284 km2041 miles1773 nmWest W
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