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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 Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 21:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 45' South, Longitude: 150° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.30 meters/second, 1581.5 km/hour, 982.7 miles/hour or 853.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.38 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.1"982.45 miwest0° 00' 37.3"0.71 misouth982.42 mi
24 hours0° 02' 51.4"3.12 mieast0° 14' 46.9"16.95 misouth17.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 21:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 52' South, Longitude: 120° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.35 meters/second, 1495.3 km/hour, 929.1 miles/hour or 807.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.1"15.49 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 22' 11.6"928.89 miwest0° 00' 59.0"1.13 minorth928.94 mi
24 hours14° 53' 03.3"962.11 mieast1° 05' 12.6"74.77 minorth968.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteThu 11:46 AM173 km108 miles93 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaThu 11:46 AM1000 km621 miles540 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 10:46 AM2036 km1265 miles1099 nmWest W
AdamstownThu 1:46 PM2226 km1383 miles1202 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Fri 11:46 AM2327 km1446 miles1256 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 11:46 AM2398 km1490 miles1295 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoFri 10:46 AM2457 km1527 miles1327 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 10:46 AM2587 km1608 miles1397 nmWest W
Suva *Fri 10:46 AM3270 km2032 miles1766 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 9:46 AM3451 km2145 miles1864 nmWest-northwest WNW
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