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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 = Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:14:00 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 Friday, November 16, 2012 at 23:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 01' South, Longitude: 172° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.61 meters/second, 1579.0 km/hour, 981.1 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"980.84 miWest0° 00' 36.4"0.70 miSouth980.82 mi
24 hours0° 03' 04.4"3.35 miEast0° 14' 25.4"16.54 miSouth16.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 23:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 41' South, Longitude: 126° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.28 meters/second, 1509.4 km/hour, 937.9 miles/hour or 815.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.63 miWest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 miNorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 23' 43.1"937.66 miWest0° 04' 42.3"5.39 miNorth937.90 mi
24 hours14° 06' 51.4"919.37 miEast2° 26' 52.0"168.35 miNorth941.25 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NeiafuSat 12:14 PM186 km116 miles101 nmWest-northwest WNW
PangaiSat 12:14 PM237 km147 miles128 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 12:14 PM246 km153 miles133 nmEast E
NukualofaSat 12:14 PM387 km240 miles209 nmSouthwest SW
Pago PagoFri 12:14 PM550 km342 miles297 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Sat 1:14 PM576 km358 miles311 nmNorth N
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sat 1:14 PM584 km363 miles315 nmNorth N
Labasa *Sat 12:14 PM933 km580 miles504 nmWest-northwest WNW
Suva *Sat 12:14 PM988 km614 miles534 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 12:14 PM1074 km667 miles580 nmNorth N

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