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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 21:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 39' South, Longitude: 150° 42' 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"1023.03 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 21:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 37' South, Longitude: 117° 38' 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' 13.4"937.52 miwest0° 04' 50.2"5.55 misouth937.30 mi
24 hours14° 45' 37.9"961.84 mieast1° 15' 18.8"86.35 misouth961.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteWed 11:48 AM881 km547 miles475 nmSouth S
KiritimatiThu 11:48 AM1471 km914 miles794 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaWed 11:48 AM1609 km1000 miles869 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoThu 10:48 AM2255 km1401 miles1218 nmWest W
AlofiWed 10:48 AM2317 km1439 miles1251 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Thu 11:48 AM2342 km1455 miles1265 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownWed 1:48 PM2768 km1720 miles1494 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaThu 10:48 AM2915 km1811 miles1574 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandWed 9:48 AM3057 km1900 miles1651 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiThu 9:48 AM3309 km2056 miles1787 nmWest W
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