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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 Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 00:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 25' South
Longitude: 172° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.30 meters/second, 1642.7 km/hour, 1020.7 miles/hour or 887.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.01 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.01 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.3"1020.69 miwest0° 00' 53.7"1.03 misouth1020.67 mi
24 hours0° 02' 28.9"2.81 miwest0° 21' 24.6"24.53 misouth24.69 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 00:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 35' South
Longitude: 123° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.07 meters/second, 1501.4 km/hour, 933.0 miles/hour or 810.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.55 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 minorth15.55 mi
1 hour14° 24' 08.7"932.74 miwest0° 02' 36.1"2.98 minorth932.88 mi
24 hours14° 02' 18.7"909.19 mieast1° 38' 34.8"113.03 minorth920.90 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiSat 12:14 PM774 km481 miles418 nmEast-northeast ENE
LuganvilleSat 11:14 AM802 km499 miles433 nmSouthwest SW
Port VilaSat 11:14 AM924 km574 miles499 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LautokaSat 12:14 PM963 km599 miles520 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NadiSat 12:14 PM979 km608 miles529 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SuvaSat 12:14 PM1072 km666 miles579 nmSoutheast SE
YarenSat 12:14 PM1251 km777 miles676 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TarawaSat 12:14 PM1309 km814 miles707 nmNorth N
HoniaraSat 11:14 AM1372 km853 miles741 nmWest W
Baker IslandFri 12:14 PM1698 km1055 miles917 nmNortheast NE
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