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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 Monday, November 5, 2012 at 20:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 59' South, Longitude: 127° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.99 meters/second, 1605.6 km/hour, 997.7 miles/hour or 866.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.63 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.5"997.51 miwest0° 00' 44.9"0.86 misouth997.48 mi
24 hours0° 00' 42.4"0.78 mieast0° 17' 49.6"20.43 misouth20.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 5, 2012 at 20:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 25' North, Longitude: 132° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.19 meters/second, 1559.5 km/hour, 969.0 miles/hour or 842.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.15 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 31' 42.8"968.88 miwest0° 07' 36.2"8.72 misouth969.21 mi
24 hours11° 16' 29.5"751.95 mieast3° 22' 43.0"232.29 misouth792.40 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownMon 12:14 PM1032 km641 miles557 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Mon 3:14 PM2275 km1414 miles1228 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteMon 10:14 AM2319 km1441 miles1252 nmWest W
RarotongaMon 10:14 AM3411 km2120 miles1842 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiTue 10:14 AM3795 km2358 miles2049 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiMon 9:14 AM4468 km2776 miles2412 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 10:14 AM4721 km2934 miles2549 nmWest W
NukualofaTue 9:14 AM5011 km3114 miles2706 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico CityMon 2:14 PM5024 km3121 miles2712 nmNortheast NE
HonoluluMon 10:14 AM5267 km3273 miles2844 nmNorthwest NW
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