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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 21:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 17' South, Longitude: 153° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.85 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"1024.18 miwest0° 00' 54.8"1.05 misouth1024.16 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 21:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 01' South, Longitude: 134° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.04 meters/second, 1533.7 km/hour, 953.0 miles/hour or 828.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.88 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 24' 11.6"952.80 miwest0° 08' 00.6"9.18 misouth952.50 mi
24 hours14° 32' 01.8"961.44 mieast2° 36' 36.4"179.53 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 11:58 AM1003 km623 miles542 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiWed 11:58 AM1308 km813 miles706 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaTue 11:58 AM1487 km924 miles803 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoWed 10:58 AM1956 km1215 miles1056 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 11:58 AM2062 km1281 miles1114 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiTue 10:58 AM2080 km1292 miles1123 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaWed 10:58 AM2676 km1663 miles1445 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandTue 9:58 AM2762 km1716 miles1491 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiWed 9:58 AM3010 km1870 miles1625 nmWest W
AdamstownTue 1:58 PM3025 km1879 miles1633 nmSoutheast SE
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