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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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 35' West

The ground speed is currently 445.99 meters/second, 1605.6 kilometres/hour, 997.7 miles/hour or 866.9 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' 00.0"16.63 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miSouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.5"997.44 miWest0° 00' 44.9"0.86 miSouth997.41 mi
24 hours0° 00' 42.4"0.78 miEast0° 17' 49.7"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° 26' North, Longitude: 132° 28' East

The ground speed is currently 433.19 meters/second, 1559.5 kilometres/hour, 969.0 miles/hour or 842.0 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' 31.6"16.15 miWest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 miSouth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 31' 42.8"968.80 miWest0° 07' 36.2"8.71 miSouth969.13 mi
24 hours11° 16' 29.6"751.89 miEast3° 22' 41.1"232.23 miSouth792.33 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
AdamstownMon 12:14 PM1039 km645 miles561 nm SSW
Easter Island *Mon 3:14 PM2251 km1399 miles1215 nm SE
PapeeteMon 10:14 AM2348 km1459 miles1268 nm W
RarotongaMon 10:14 AM3440 km2138 miles1857 nm WSW
KiritimatiTue 10:14 AM3821 km2374 miles2063 nm WNW
AlofiMon 9:14 AM4497 km2795 miles2428 nm W
Apia *Tue 10:14 AM4751 km2952 miles2565 nm W
Mexico CityMon 2:14 PM5004 km3110 miles2702 nm NE
NukualofaTue 9:14 AM5040 km3132 miles2722 nm WSW
HonoluluMon 10:14 AM5286 km3285 miles2854 nm NW