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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

UTC time = Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 8:46:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 20:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 30' South, Longitude: 135° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.98 meters/second, 1583.9 km/hour, 984.2 miles/hour or 855.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.40 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.7"983.91 miWest0° 00' 38.1"0.73 miSouth983.88 mi
24 hours0° 02' 38.2"2.88 miEast0° 15' 07.7"17.34 miSouth17.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 20:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 25' South, Longitude: 121° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.47 meters/second, 1499.3 km/hour, 931.6 miles/hour or 809.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.53 miWest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 miSouth15.53 mi
1 hour14° 21' 55.9"931.29 miWest0° 02' 59.5"3.43 miSouth931.15 mi
24 hours15° 13' 33.0"987.03 miEast0° 27' 54.0"31.99 miSouth986.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsWed 11:46 AM515 km320 miles278 nmSouth S
AdamstownWed 12:46 PM908 km564 miles490 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteWed 10:46 AM1508 km937 miles814 nmWest W
RarotongaWed 10:46 AM2573 km1599 miles1390 nmWest W
Easter Island *Wed 3:46 PM2829 km1758 miles1528 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiThu 10:46 AM3297 km2048 miles1780 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 9:46 AM3639 km2261 miles1965 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 10:46 AM3922 km2437 miles2118 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 9:46 AM3995 km2483 miles2157 nmWest W
NukualofaThu 9:46 AM4174 km2594 miles2254 nmWest W

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