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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 8, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 52' South, Longitude: 131° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.98 meters/second, 1598.3 km/hour, 993.1 miles/hour or 863.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.55 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.8"992.98 miwest0° 00' 42.7"0.82 misouth992.95 mi
24 hours0° 01' 21.3"1.50 mieast0° 16' 59.4"19.47 misouth19.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 29' North, Longitude: 162° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.21 meters/second, 1613.6 km/hour, 1002.6 miles/hour or 871.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 12.4"1002.58 miwest0° 11' 45.9"13.47 misouth1002.77 mi
24 hours11° 41' 43.3"807.54 mieast4° 49' 41.2"331.76 misouth874.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsThu 11:28 AM791 km491 miles427 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownThu 12:28 PM917 km570 miles495 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 10:28 AM1941 km1206 miles1048 nmWest W
Easter Island *Thu 3:28 PM2531 km1573 miles1367 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaThu 10:28 AM3030 km1883 miles1636 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 10:28 AM3529 km2193 miles1906 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiThu 9:28 AM4088 km2540 miles2207 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 10:28 AM4349 km2702 miles2348 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 9:28 AM4398 km2733 miles2375 nmWest W
NukualofaFri 9:28 AM4630 km2877 miles2500 nmWest-southwest WSW
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