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Day and Night World Map

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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 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 20' South
Longitude: 166° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.20 meters/second, 1602.7 km/hour, 995.9 miles/hour or 865.4 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.60 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 59' 57.9"995.73 miwest0° 00' 44.0"0.84 misouth995.70 mi
24 hours0° 00' 57.6"1.06 mieast0° 17' 30.4"20.06 misouth20.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 21' North
Longitude: 80° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.62 meters/second, 1586.2 km/hour, 985.6 miles/hour or 856.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.43 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 31' 52.9"985.55 miwest0° 09' 35.7"10.99 misouth985.89 mi
24 hours11° 16' 19.1"764.53 mieast4° 06' 27.2"282.32 misouth819.51 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleWed 11:36 AM107 km67 miles58 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port VilaWed 11:36 AM236 km146 miles127 nmSoutheast SE
NoumeaWed 11:36 AM657 km408 miles355 nmSouth S
HoniaraWed 11:36 AM1054 km655 miles569 nmNorthwest NW
Suva *Wed 1:36 PM1268 km788 miles685 nmEast E
FunafutiWed 12:36 PM1616 km1004 miles873 nmEast-northeast ENE
YarenWed 12:36 PM1748 km1086 miles944 nmNorth N
BrisbaneWed 10:36 AM1868 km1161 miles1009 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaWed 1:36 PM1985 km1234 miles1072 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaWed 12:36 PM2084 km1295 miles1125 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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