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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 22:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 18' South, Longitude: 165° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.84 meters/second, 1648.2 km/hour, 1024.1 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"1024.14 miwest0° 00' 54.8"1.05 misouth1024.12 mi
24 hours0° 02' 57.3"3.36 miwest0° 21' 51.8"25.04 misouth25.27 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 22:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 08' South, Longitude: 146° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.76 meters/second, 1532.7 km/hour, 952.4 miles/hour or 827.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.87 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 24' 08.9"952.18 miwest0° 07' 54.5"9.07 misouth951.89 mi
24 hours14° 32' 50.5"961.76 mieast2° 33' 56.5"176.47 misouth970.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FakaofoWed 11:48 AM583 km362 miles315 nmWest W
Pago PagoTue 11:48 AM756 km470 miles408 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Wed 12:48 PM811 km504 miles438 nmSouthwest SW
RawakiWed 11:48 AM813 km505 miles439 nmNorthwest NW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Wed 12:48 PM844 km524 miles456 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiTue 11:48 AM1161 km721 miles627 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaTue 12:48 PM1476 km917 miles797 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiWed 12:48 PM1560 km969 miles842 nmNortheast NE
Baker IslandTue 10:48 AM1572 km977 miles849 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiWed 10:48 AM1636 km1017 miles883 nmWest W
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