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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 Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 21:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 14' South
Longitude: 141° 10' West

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 Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.43 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.1"985.43 miwest0° 00' 39.0"0.75 misouth985.40 mi
24 hours0° 02' 25.9"2.67 mieast0° 15' 27.1"17.71 misouth17.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 21:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 31' South
Longitude: 141° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.86 meters/second, 1518.7 km/hour, 943.7 miles/hour or 820.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.8"15.73 miwest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 misouth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 22' 52.1"943.42 miwest0° 06' 29.5"7.44 misouth943.15 mi
24 hours15° 04' 08.1"988.52 mieast1° 55' 53.3"132.86 misouth991.68 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsTue 12:08 PM845 km525 miles456 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteTue 11:08 AM893 km555 miles482 nmWest W
AdamstownTue 1:08 PM1372 km852 miles741 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaTue 11:08 AM1977 km1228 miles1067 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiWed 11:08 AM2843 km1767 miles1535 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiTue 10:08 AM3031 km1883 miles1637 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 11:08 AM3307 km2055 miles1785 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 10:08 AM3390 km2106 miles1830 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Tue 4:08 PM3405 km2116 miles1838 nmEast-southeast ESE
NukualofaWed 10:08 AM3576 km2222 miles1931 nmWest W
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