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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 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 23:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 16' South, Longitude: 174° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.97 meters/second, 1576.7 km/hour, 979.7 miles/hour or 851.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.33 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.9"979.40 miwest0° 00' 35.5"0.68 misouth979.37 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.7"3.57 mieast0° 14' 04.5"16.14 misouth16.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 23:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 13' South, Longitude: 114° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.39 meters/second, 1535.0 km/hour, 953.8 miles/hour or 828.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"15.90 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 25' 52.8"953.60 miwest0° 07' 32.0"8.64 minorth953.96 mi
24 hours13° 12' 18.8"872.61 mieast3° 25' 19.9"235.30 minorth911.03 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PangaiSun 12:24 PM71 km44 miles39 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NeiafuSun 12:24 PM102 km63 miles55 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaSun 12:24 PM214 km133 miles116 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AlofiSat 12:24 PM504 km313 miles272 nmEast E
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sun 1:24 PM666 km414 miles360 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Sun 1:24 PM677 km421 miles366 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mata-UtuSun 11:24 AM678 km421 miles366 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Pago PagoSat 12:24 PM698 km434 miles377 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sun 12:24 PM735 km457 miles397 nmWest W
Nadi *Sun 12:24 PM847 km527 miles458 nmWest W
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