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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 Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 20:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 55' South
Longitude: 131° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.18 meters/second, 1570.2 km/hour, 975.7 miles/hour or 847.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.26 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.5"975.44 miwest0° 00' 33.0"0.63 misouth975.41 mi
24 hours0° 03' 51.0"4.18 mieast0° 13' 02.4"14.95 misouth15.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 20:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 50' South
Longitude: 36° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.91 meters/second, 1608.9 km/hour, 999.7 miles/hour or 868.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.21 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 36.8"999.70 miwest0° 11' 15.7"12.90 minorth999.95 mi
24 hours11° 07' 39.5"765.79 mieast4° 32' 16.5"311.82 minorth828.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsTue 11:32 AM482 km299 miles260 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownTue 12:32 PM597 km371 miles322 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteTue 10:32 AM1889 km1174 miles1020 nmWest W
Easter Island *Tue 3:32 PM2425 km1507 miles1310 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaTue 10:32 AM2915 km1811 miles1574 nmWest W
KiritimatiWed 10:32 AM3684 km2289 miles1989 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiTue 9:32 AM3992 km2481 miles2156 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 10:32 AM4300 km2672 miles2322 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 9:32 AM4391 km2729 miles2371 nmWest W
NukualofaWed 9:32 AM4512 km2804 miles2437 nmWest W
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