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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 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 21:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 39' South, Longitude: 150° 28' West

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

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.05 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.05 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.2"1023.10 miwest0° 00' 54.5"1.04 misouth1023.07 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° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.25 meters/second, 1509.3 km/hour, 937.8 miles/hour or 815.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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"937.60 miwest0° 04' 50.3"5.55 misouth937.38 mi
24 hours14° 45' 37.9"961.92 mieast1° 15' 22.0"86.41 misouth961.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteWed 11:46 AM878 km545 miles474 nmSouth S
KiritimatiThu 11:46 AM1483 km922 miles801 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaWed 11:46 AM1623 km1009 miles876 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoThu 10:46 AM2279 km1416 miles1231 nmWest W
AlofiWed 10:46 AM2338 km1453 miles1262 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Thu 11:46 AM2366 km1470 miles1277 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownWed 1:46 PM2749 km1708 miles1484 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaThu 10:46 AM2937 km1825 miles1586 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandWed 9:46 AM3080 km1914 miles1663 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiThu 9:46 AM3333 km2071 miles1800 nmWest W
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