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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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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: 135° 50' West

The ground speed is currently 455.85 meters/second, 1641.1 kilometres/hour, 1019.7 miles/hour or 886.1 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"1019.60 miWest0° 00' 53.4"1.02 miSouth1019.58 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° 44' West

The ground speed is currently 421.26 meters/second, 1516.5 kilometres/hour, 942.3 miles/hour or 818.9 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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"942.09 miWest0° 05' 14.6"6.01 miNorth942.36 mi
24 hours13° 24' 40.0"875.86 miEast2° 35' 50.5"178.63 miNorth900.36 mi

## Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSat 11:18 AM445 km277 miles240 nm WNW
PapeeteSat 10:48 AM1663 km1033 miles898 nm WSW
AdamstownSat 12:48 PM1700 km1056 miles918 nm SSE
KiritimatiSun 10:48 AM2759 km1714 miles1490 nm WNW
RarotongaSat 10:48 AM2810 km1746 miles1517 nm WSW
Easter Island *Sat 3:48 PM3315 km2060 miles1790 nm SE
AlofiSat 9:48 AM3775 km2346 miles2039 nm WSW
FakaofoSun 9:48 AM3879 km2410 miles2094 nm W
Apia *Sun 10:48 AM3922 km2437 miles2118 nm W
HonoluluSat 10:48 AM4284 km2662 miles2313 nm NW