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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 Friday, November 16, 2012 at 22:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 01' South, Longitude: 159° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.63 meters/second, 1579.1 km/hour, 981.2 miles/hour or 852.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.35 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.35 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.5"980.89 miwest0° 00' 36.4"0.70 misouth980.87 mi
24 hours0° 03' 04.0"3.35 mieast0° 14' 26.1"16.55 misouth16.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 22:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 44' South, Longitude: 114° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.09 meters/second, 1508.7 km/hour, 937.5 miles/hour or 814.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.62 miwest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 minorth15.62 mi
1 hour14° 23' 39.1"937.22 miwest0° 04' 35.7"5.27 minorth937.46 mi
24 hours14° 08' 38.0"920.93 mieast2° 24' 29.9"165.64 minorth942.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaFri 12:24 PM246 km153 miles133 nmSouth S
AlofiFri 11:24 AM1069 km664 miles577 nmWest W
PapeeteFri 12:24 PM1090 km677 miles588 nmEast E
Apia *Sat 12:24 PM1404 km873 miles758 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 11:24 AM1632 km1014 miles881 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 11:24 AM1633 km1015 miles882 nmNorthwest NW
Suva *Sat 11:24 AM2303 km1431 miles1244 nmWest W
KiritimatiSat 12:24 PM2324 km1444 miles1255 nmNorth N
FunafutiSat 10:24 AM2549 km1584 miles1376 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandFri 10:24 AM2802 km1741 miles1513 nmNorthwest NW
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