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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 21:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 30' South
Longitude: 150° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.95 meters/second, 1583.8 km/hour, 984.1 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' 53.6"983.92 miwest0° 00' 38.1"0.73 misouth983.89 mi
24 hours0° 02' 38.7"2.89 mieast0° 15' 07.0"17.33 misouth17.57 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 21:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 28' South
Longitude: 135° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.32 meters/second, 1498.8 km/hour, 931.3 miles/hour or 809.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.52 miwest0° 00' 02.9"0.06 misouth15.52 mi
1 hour14° 21' 54.9"931.03 miwest0° 02' 49.8"3.25 misouth930.90 mi
24 hours15° 13' 19.2"986.52 mieast0° 24' 00.7"27.53 misouth985.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteWed 11:46 AM156 km97 miles84 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaWed 11:46 AM1004 km624 miles542 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiWed 10:46 AM2033 km1263 miles1098 nmWest W
AdamstownWed 1:46 PM2241 km1392 miles1210 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Thu 11:46 AM2317 km1440 miles1251 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 11:46 AM2370 km1473 miles1280 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoThu 10:46 AM2442 km1517 miles1319 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 10:46 AM2588 km1608 miles1397 nmWest W
Suva *Thu 10:46 AM3267 km2030 miles1764 nmWest W
FunafutiThu 9:46 AM3440 km2137 miles1857 nmWest-northwest WNW
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