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Day and Night World Map

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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 22:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 18' South
Longitude: 155° 56' 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"1024.17 miwest0° 00' 54.8"1.05 misouth1024.15 mi
24 hours0° 02' 57.4"3.37 miwest0° 21' 52.0"25.05 misouth25.27 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 22:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 02' South
Longitude: 137° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.98 meters/second, 1533.5 km/hour, 952.9 miles/hour or 828.0 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' 10.9"952.67 miwest0° 07' 59.3"9.16 misouth952.38 mi
24 hours14° 32' 11.6"961.50 mieast2° 36' 04.4"178.92 misouth971.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteTue 12:08 PM1142 km710 miles617 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiWed 12:08 PM1244 km773 miles672 nmNorth N
RarotongaTue 12:08 PM1384 km860 miles747 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoWed 11:08 AM1682 km1045 miles908 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 12:08 PM1799 km1118 miles971 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiTue 11:08 AM1855 km1152 miles1001 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaWed 11:08 AM2446 km1520 miles1321 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandTue 10:08 AM2508 km1558 miles1354 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiWed 10:08 AM2735 km1699 miles1477 nmWest W
SuvaWed 10:08 AM2937 km1825 miles1586 nmWest-southwest WSW
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