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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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## Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 21:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 39' South, Longitude: 150° 12' West

The ground speed is currently 457.37 meters/second, 1646.5 kilometres/hour, 1023.1 miles/hour or 889.1 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.05 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.05 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.2"1023.03 miWest0° 00' 54.5"1.04 miSouth1023.00 mi
24 hours0° 02' 48.5"3.19 miWest0° 21' 43.7"24.89 miSouth25.09 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 21:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 36' South, Longitude: 117° 09' West

The ground speed is currently 419.26 meters/second, 1509.3 kilometres/hour, 937.8 miles/hour or 815.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.63 miWest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 miSouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 23' 13.5"937.54 miWest0° 04' 50.5"5.55 miSouth937.32 mi
24 hours14° 45' 37.8"961.86 miEast1° 15' 25.9"86.48 miSouth961.91 mi

## Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Wed 11:46 AM777 km483 miles419 nm SSW
PapeeteWed 11:46 AM875 km544 miles472 nm S
KiritimatiThu 11:46 AM1500 km932 miles810 nm NNW
RarotongaWed 11:46 AM1642 km1020 miles886 nm SW
FakaofoThu 10:46 AM2306 km1433 miles1245 nm W
AlofiWed 10:46 AM2365 km1470 miles1277 nm WSW
Apia *Thu 11:46 AM2396 km1489 miles1294 nm WSW
AdamstownWed 1:46 PM2726 km1694 miles1472 nm SE
NukualofaThu 10:46 AM2963 km1841 miles1600 nm WSW
Baker IslandWed 9:46 AM3109 km1932 miles1679 nm WNW