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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 22:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 15' South
Longitude: 156° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.59 meters/second, 1586.1 km/hour, 985.6 miles/hour or 856.4 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' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.0"985.37 miwest0° 00' 39.0"0.74 misouth985.34 mi
24 hours0° 02' 26.4"2.67 mieast0° 15' 26.3"17.70 misouth17.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 22:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 37' South
Longitude: 156° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.56 meters/second, 1517.6 km/hour, 943.0 miles/hour or 819.4 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' 48.4"942.76 miwest0° 06' 21.3"7.29 misouth942.49 mi
24 hours15° 05' 04.8"988.92 mieast1° 52' 19.5"128.78 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
RarotongaTue 12:08 PM502 km312 miles271 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteTue 12:08 PM704 km438 miles380 nmEast E
AlofiTue 11:08 AM1453 km903 miles784 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 12:08 PM1739 km1080 miles939 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoWed 11:08 AM1900 km1181 miles1026 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaWed 11:08 AM2019 km1255 miles1090 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiWed 12:08 PM2229 km1385 miles1203 nmNorth N
Suva *Wed 11:08 AM2685 km1669 miles1450 nmWest W
AdamstownTue 2:08 PM2796 km1738 miles1510 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiWed 10:08 AM2871 km1784 miles1550 nmWest-northwest WNW
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