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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 Monday, November 12, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 59' South
Longitude: 151° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.27 meters/second, 1588.6 km/hour, 987.1 miles/hour or 857.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.45 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.6"986.88 miwest0° 00' 39.8"0.76 misouth986.85 mi
24 hours0° 02' 13.5"2.44 mieast0° 15' 45.8"18.07 misouth18.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 12, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 24' South
Longitude: 166° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.74 meters/second, 1547.1 km/hour, 961.3 miles/hour or 835.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"16.02 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 24' 34.7"961.08 miwest0° 09' 16.6"10.63 misouth960.78 mi
24 hours14° 31' 22.6"968.63 mieast3° 11' 18.3"219.27 misouth985.39 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Mon 11:48 AM174 km108 miles94 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PapeeteMon 11:48 AM181 km113 miles98 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaMon 11:48 AM968 km601 miles523 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiMon 10:48 AM1978 km1229 miles1068 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 11:48 AM2248 km1397 miles1214 nmWest W
KiritimatiTue 11:48 AM2296 km1427 miles1240 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AdamstownMon 1:48 PM2319 km1441 miles1252 nmEast-southeast ESE
FakaofoTue 10:48 AM2364 km1469 miles1277 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaTue 10:48 AM2539 km1578 miles1371 nmWest-southwest WSW
Suva *Tue 10:48 AM3211 km1995 miles1734 nmWest W
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