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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 24, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 35' South
Longitude: 167° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.30 meters/second, 1563.5 km/hour, 971.5 miles/hour or 844.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.19 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 misouth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 59' 49.1"971.23 miwest0° 00' 30.0"0.57 misouth971.20 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.1"4.81 mieast0° 11' 50.9"13.59 misouth14.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 09' North
Longitude: 63° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.61 meters/second, 1604.2 km/hour, 996.8 miles/hour or 866.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.3"16.61 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 33' 20.5"996.75 miwest0° 10' 05.5"11.56 minorth996.61 mi
24 hours10° 42' 58.1"733.84 mieast3° 49' 33.9"262.98 minorth775.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaSat 11:36 AM210 km131 miles114 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaSat 11:36 AM330 km205 miles178 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuganvilleSat 11:36 AM562 km349 miles303 nmNorth N
KingstonSat 12:06 PM939 km584 miles507 nmSouth S
Suva *Sat 1:36 PM1190 km739 miles642 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraSat 11:36 AM1470 km914 miles794 nmNorthwest NW
BrisbaneSat 10:36 AM1647 km1023 miles889 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaSat 1:36 PM1811 km1125 miles978 nmEast E
FunafutiSat 12:36 PM1844 km1146 miles995 nmNortheast NE
Auckland *Sat 1:36 PM1939 km1205 miles1047 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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