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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 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 20:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 30' South
Longitude: 135° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.97 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"983.98 miwest0° 00' 38.1"0.73 misouth983.95 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 25' South
Longitude: 121° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.46 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"931.35 miwest0° 02' 59.2"3.43 misouth931.21 mi
24 hours15° 13' 32.7"987.09 mieast0° 27' 49.7"31.91 misouth986.10 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 AM519 km322 miles280 nmSouth S
AdamstownWed 12:46 PM925 km575 miles500 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteWed 10:46 AM1479 km919 miles799 nmWest W
RarotongaWed 10:46 AM2544 km1581 miles1374 nmWest W
Easter Island *Wed 3:46 PM2856 km1775 miles1542 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiThu 10:46 AM3274 km2035 miles1768 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 9:46 AM3610 km2243 miles1949 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 10:46 AM3893 km2419 miles2102 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 9:46 AM3969 km2466 miles2143 nmWest W
NukualofaThu 9:46 AM4145 km2576 miles2238 nmWest W
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