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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 Friday, November 9, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 09' South, Longitude: 131° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.31 meters/second, 1595.9 km/hour, 991.6 miles/hour or 861.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.53 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.3"991.47 miwest0° 00' 42.0"0.80 misouth991.44 mi
24 hours0° 01' 34.2"1.73 mieast0° 16' 41.8"19.14 misouth19.22 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 9, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 20' South, Longitude: 174° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.40 meters/second, 1614.3 km/hour, 1003.1 miles/hour or 871.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.72 miwest0° 00' 12.2"0.23 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 11.3"1002.99 miwest0° 12' 18.2"14.09 misouth1003.04 mi
24 hours347° 48' 04.6"843.62 miwest4° 55' 36.7"338.56 misouth907.27 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsFri 11:28 AM764 km475 miles413 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownFri 12:28 PM885 km550 miles478 nmSouth S
PapeeteFri 10:28 AM1941 km1206 miles1048 nmWest W
Easter Island *Fri 3:28 PM2514 km1562 miles1357 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaFri 10:28 AM3025 km1879 miles1633 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSat 10:28 AM3549 km2205 miles1916 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiFri 9:28 AM4085 km2538 miles2206 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 10:28 AM4351 km2703 miles2349 nmWest W
NukualofaSat 9:28 AM4625 km2874 miles2498 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluFri 10:28 AM5148 km3199 miles2780 nmNorthwest NW
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