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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° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.84 meters/second, 1648.2 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"1024.07 miwest0° 00' 54.8"1.05 misouth1024.05 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° 07' South, Longitude: 146° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.77 meters/second, 1532.8 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"952.13 miwest0° 07' 54.7"9.07 misouth951.83 mi
24 hours14° 32' 49.4"961.68 mieast2° 34' 00.0"176.53 misouth970.89 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 AM614 km381 miles331 nmWest W
Pago PagoTue 11:48 AM778 km483 miles420 nmSouthwest SW
RawakiWed 11:48 AM833 km518 miles450 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Wed 12:48 PM835 km519 miles451 nmSouthwest SW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Wed 12:48 PM869 km540 miles469 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiTue 11:48 AM1173 km729 miles633 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaTue 12:48 PM1462 km909 miles790 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiWed 12:48 PM1541 km958 miles832 nmNortheast NE
Baker IslandTue 10:48 AM1595 km991 miles861 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaWed 11:48 AM1662 km1033 miles897 nmSouthwest SW
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