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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 21:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 15' South
Longitude: 153° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.60 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"985.38 miwest0° 00' 39.0"0.74 misouth985.35 mi
24 hours0° 02' 26.3"2.67 mieast0° 15' 26.4"17.70 misouth17.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 21:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 36' South
Longitude: 153° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.61 meters/second, 1517.8 km/hour, 943.1 miles/hour or 819.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.72 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 misouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 22' 49.0"942.87 miwest0° 06' 22.6"7.31 misouth942.60 mi
24 hours15° 04' 55.4"988.85 mieast1° 52' 55.3"129.46 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
PapeeteTue 11:58 AM442 km275 miles239 nmEast E
RarotongaTue 11:58 AM720 km447 miles389 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiTue 10:58 AM1716 km1066 miles926 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 11:58 AM1996 km1241 miles1078 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoWed 10:58 AM2136 km1327 miles1153 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiWed 11:58 AM2261 km1405 miles1221 nmNorth N
NukualofaWed 10:58 AM2278 km1415 miles1230 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownTue 1:58 PM2549 km1584 miles1377 nmEast-southeast ESE
Suva *Wed 10:58 AM2949 km1832 miles1592 nmWest W
FunafutiWed 9:58 AM3123 km1940 miles1686 nmWest-northwest WNW
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