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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 Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 43' South, Longitude: 136° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.85 meters/second, 1641.0 km/hour, 1019.7 miles/hour or 886.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.0"1019.67 miwest0° 00' 53.4"1.02 misouth1019.65 mi
24 hours0° 02' 20.6"2.66 miwest0° 21' 16.4"24.37 misouth24.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 15' South, Longitude: 59° 60' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.27 meters/second, 1516.6 km/hour, 942.3 miles/hour or 818.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.71 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 minorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 25' 32.9"942.17 miwest0° 05' 14.7"6.01 minorth942.44 mi
24 hours13° 24' 37.9"875.89 mieast2° 35' 53.4"178.70 minorth900.40 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSat 11:18 AM418 km260 miles226 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteSat 10:48 AM1636 km1017 miles884 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSat 12:48 PM1710 km1063 miles923 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiSun 10:48 AM2732 km1698 miles1475 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSat 10:48 AM2783 km1729 miles1503 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sat 3:48 PM3339 km2075 miles1803 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiSat 9:48 AM3746 km2328 miles2023 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoSun 9:48 AM3852 km2393 miles2080 nmWest W
Apia *Sun 10:48 AM3892 km2418 miles2101 nmWest W
HonoluluSat 10:48 AM4267 km2651 miles2304 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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