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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 = Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 9:46:00 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 Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 21:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 45' South, Longitude: 150° 18' 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"982.38 miWest0° 00' 37.3"0.71 miSouth982.35 mi
24 hours0° 02' 51.4"3.12 miEast0° 14' 47.1"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° 26' 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' 11.5"928.82 miWest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 miNorth928.87 mi
24 hours14° 53' 05.0"962.07 miEast1° 05' 08.6"74.69 miNorth968.37 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 AM157 km97 miles85 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaThu 11:46 AM1028 km639 miles555 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 10:46 AM2065 km1283 miles1115 nmWest W
AdamstownThu 1:46 PM2199 km1366 miles1187 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Fri 11:46 AM2356 km1464 miles1272 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 11:46 AM2407 km1496 miles1300 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoFri 10:46 AM2481 km1542 miles1340 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 10:46 AM2616 km1626 miles1413 nmWest W
Suva *Fri 10:46 AM3299 km2050 miles1782 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 9:46 AM3482 km2163 miles1880 nmWest-northwest WNW

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