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Day and Night World Map

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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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 39' South
Longitude: 150° 58' 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 21:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 37' South
Longitude: 117° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.24 meters/second, 1509.3 km/hour, 937.8 miles/hour or 814.9 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"937.58 miwest0° 04' 50.1"5.54 misouth937.36 mi
24 hours14° 45' 38.0"961.90 mieast1° 15' 14.8"86.28 misouth961.95 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 AM885 km550 miles478 nmSouth S
KiritimatiThu 11:48 AM1456 km905 miles786 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaWed 11:48 AM1591 km989 miles859 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoThu 10:48 AM2224 km1382 miles1201 nmWest W
AlofiWed 10:48 AM2290 km1423 miles1236 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Thu 11:48 AM2313 km1437 miles1249 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownWed 1:48 PM2791 km1734 miles1507 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaThu 10:48 AM2888 km1795 miles1560 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandWed 9:48 AM3028 km1882 miles1635 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiThu 9:48 AM3278 km2037 miles1770 nmWest W
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