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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 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 00:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 02' South
Longitude: 167° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.57 meters/second, 1578.9 km/hour, 981.1 miles/hour or 852.5 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"980.83 miwest0° 00' 36.3"0.70 misouth980.80 mi
24 hours0° 03' 05.1"3.37 mieast0° 14' 24.3"16.51 misouth16.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 00:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 34' South
Longitude: 146° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.61 meters/second, 1510.6 km/hour, 938.6 miles/hour or 815.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"15.64 miwest0° 00' 04.7"0.09 minorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 23' 49.5"938.46 miwest0° 04' 53.0"5.60 minorth938.72 mi
24 hours14° 03' 57.1"916.89 mieast2° 30' 39.6"172.71 minorth939.71 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port VilaSat 11:34 AM169 km105 miles91 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NoumeaSat 11:34 AM374 km232 miles202 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LuganvilleSat 11:34 AM390 km243 miles211 nmNorth N
Suva *Sat 1:34 PM1161 km721 miles627 nmEast E
HoniaraSat 11:34 AM1336 km830 miles721 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiSat 12:34 PM1721 km1069 miles929 nmNortheast NE
BrisbaneSat 10:34 AM1746 km1085 miles943 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaSat 1:34 PM1827 km1135 miles986 nmEast E
YarenSat 12:34 PM2047 km1272 miles1105 nmNorth N
Auckland *Sat 1:34 PM2099 km1304 miles1133 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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