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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

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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: 153° 08' 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"983.91 miwest0° 00' 38.1"0.73 misouth983.88 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° 19' 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"930.98 miwest0° 02' 48.2"3.22 misouth930.85 mi
24 hours15° 13' 16.7"986.43 mieast0° 23' 22.6"26.81 misouth985.53 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 AM392 km244 miles212 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaWed 11:56 AM759 km471 miles410 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiWed 10:56 AM1770 km1100 miles956 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 11:56 AM2058 km1279 miles1111 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoThu 10:56 AM2200 km1367 miles1188 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 11:56 AM2300 km1429 miles1242 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaThu 10:56 AM2328 km1447 miles1257 nmWest W
AdamstownWed 1:56 PM2486 km1545 miles1342 nmEast-southeast ESE
Suva *Thu 10:56 AM3004 km1867 miles1622 nmWest W
FunafutiThu 9:56 AM3186 km1979 miles1720 nmWest-northwest WNW
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