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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

UTC time = Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 8:28:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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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° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.98 meters/second, 1598.3 km/hour, 993.2 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"992.91 miWest0° 00' 42.7"0.82 miSouth992.88 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° 30' North, Longitude: 163° 00' 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"1002.51 miWest0° 11' 45.8"13.47 miSouth1002.70 mi
24 hours11° 41' 42.1"807.46 miEast4° 49' 40.5"331.72 miSouth873.97 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 AM805 km500 miles435 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownThu 12:28 PM913 km567 miles493 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 10:28 AM1971 km1224 miles1064 nmWest W
Easter Island *Thu 3:28 PM2506 km1557 miles1353 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaThu 10:28 AM3059 km1900 miles1651 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 10:28 AM3554 km2208 miles1919 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiThu 9:28 AM4117 km2558 miles2223 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 10:28 AM4379 km2721 miles2364 nmWest W
NukualofaFri 9:28 AM4659 km2895 miles2516 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluThu 10:28 AM5138 km3193 miles2774 nmNorthwest NW

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