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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 Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 00:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 16' South, Longitude: 172° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.95 meters/second, 1576.6 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"979.35 miwest0° 00' 35.5"0.68 misouth979.32 mi
24 hours0° 03' 17.1"3.58 mieast0° 14' 03.8"16.12 misouth16.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 00:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 06' South, Longitude: 126° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.67 meters/second, 1536.0 km/hour, 954.4 miles/hour or 829.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"15.91 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 25' 57.6"954.22 miwest0° 07' 37.0"8.73 minorth954.58 mi
24 hours13° 10' 24.2"871.00 mieast3° 26' 59.3"237.20 minorth909.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port VilaSun 11:14 AM503 km312 miles271 nmWest-northwest WNW
Nadi *Sun 1:14 PM514 km319 miles277 nmEast-northeast ENE
Lautoka *Sun 1:14 PM525 km326 miles284 nmEast-northeast ENE
Suva *Sun 1:14 PM607 km377 miles328 nmEast E
Levuka *Sun 1:14 PM661 km411 miles357 nmEast-northeast ENE
LuganvilleSun 11:14 AM727 km452 miles393 nmNorthwest NW
NoumeaSun 11:14 AM740 km460 miles399 nmWest-southwest WSW
Labasa *Sun 1:14 PM764 km475 miles413 nmEast-northeast ENE
NukualofaSun 1:14 PM1271 km790 miles686 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiSun 12:14 PM1376 km855 miles743 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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