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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 9:56:00 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 21:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 30' South, Longitude: 152° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.94 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"983.84 miWest0° 00' 38.1"0.73 miSouth983.81 mi
24 hours0° 02' 38.7"2.89 miEast0° 15' 06.7"17.33 miSouth17.57 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 21:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 29' South, Longitude: 138° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.30 meters/second, 1498.7 km/hour, 931.2 miles/hour or 809.2 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' 54.7"930.92 miWest0° 02' 48.5"3.22 miSouth930.79 mi
24 hours15° 13' 16.9"986.37 miEast0° 23' 26.8"26.89 miSouth985.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteWed 11:56 AM364 km226 miles197 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaWed 11:56 AM786 km488 miles424 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiWed 10:56 AM1800 km1118 miles972 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 11:56 AM2087 km1297 miles1127 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoThu 10:56 AM2224 km1382 miles1201 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 11:56 AM2306 km1433 miles1245 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaThu 10:56 AM2357 km1465 miles1273 nmWest W
AdamstownWed 1:56 PM2458 km1528 miles1327 nmEast-southeast ESE
Suva *Thu 10:56 AM3033 km1885 miles1638 nmWest W
FunafutiThu 9:56 AM3216 km1998 miles1736 nmWest-northwest WNW

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