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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 Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 00:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 29' South, Longitude: 171° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.18 meters/second, 1617.0 km/hour, 1004.8 miles/hour or 873.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.75 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.9"1004.67 miwest0° 00' 47.8"0.91 misouth1004.64 mi
24 hours0° 00' 18.1"0.34 miwest0° 19' 02.6"21.82 misouth21.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 00:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 06' North, Longitude: 15° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.76 meters/second, 1518.3 km/hour, 943.4 miles/hour or 819.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.73 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 minorth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 05.1"943.20 miwest0° 03' 00.7"3.46 minorth943.05 mi
24 hours11° 37' 08.0"754.93 mieast0° 46' 11.1"52.96 minorth754.92 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleThu 11:18 AM440 km273 miles237 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaThu 11:18 AM468 km291 miles253 nmSouthwest SW
Lautoka *Thu 1:18 PM760 km472 miles410 nmEast-southeast ESE
Nadi *Thu 1:18 PM766 km476 miles414 nmEast-southeast ESE
Suva *Thu 1:18 PM878 km546 miles474 nmEast-southeast ESE
NoumeaThu 11:18 AM992 km616 miles536 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiThu 12:18 PM1102 km685 miles595 nmNortheast NE
HoniaraThu 11:18 AM1339 km832 miles723 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenThu 12:18 PM1612 km1001 miles870 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaThu 1:18 PM1624 km1009 miles877 nmEast-southeast ESE
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