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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 22:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 31' South
Longitude: 165° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.92 meters/second, 1583.7 km/hour, 984.1 miles/hour or 855.1 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"983.86 miwest0° 00' 38.1"0.73 misouth983.83 mi
24 hours0° 02' 39.2"2.90 mieast0° 15' 06.0"17.31 misouth17.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 22:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 31' South
Longitude: 150° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.19 meters/second, 1498.3 km/hour, 931.0 miles/hour or 809.0 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' 02.7"0.05 misouth15.52 mi
1 hour14° 21' 54.1"930.73 miwest0° 02' 40.4"3.06 misouth930.60 mi
24 hours15° 13' 02.6"985.92 mieast0° 20' 12.0"23.16 misouth985.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlofiWed 11:46 AM456 km283 miles246 nmWest W
RarotongaWed 12:46 PM683 km424 miles369 nmEast-southeast ESE
Pago PagoWed 11:46 AM717 km446 miles387 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Thu 12:46 PM836 km520 miles452 nmNorthwest NW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Thu 12:46 PM881 km547 miles476 nmNorthwest NW
NeiafuThu 11:46 AM882 km548 miles476 nmWest W
PangaiThu 11:46 AM929 km577 miles501 nmWest W
NukualofaThu 11:46 AM1044 km648 miles563 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoThu 11:46 AM1179 km733 miles637 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Thu 11:46 AM1686 km1047 miles910 nmWest W
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