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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

UTC time = Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 8:46:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 20:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 29' South, Longitude: 134° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.70 meters/second, 1554.1 km/hour, 965.7 miles/hour or 839.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.09 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miSouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 59' 46.9"965.31 miWest0° 00' 25.3"0.48 miSouth965.29 mi
24 hours0° 05' 18.9"5.70 miEast0° 09' 55.4"11.38 miSouth12.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 20:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 40' North, Longitude: 48° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.10 meters/second, 1512.4 km/hour, 939.7 miles/hour or 816.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.66 miWest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 miNorth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.1"939.42 miWest0° 01' 40.4"1.92 miNorth939.34 mi
24 hours11° 41' 11.1"756.47 miEast0° 13' 25.9"15.40 miNorth756.07 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsWed 11:46 AM190 km118 miles103 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownWed 12:46 PM595 km370 miles321 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteWed 10:46 AM1646 km1023 miles889 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Wed 3:46 PM2618 km1627 miles1414 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaWed 10:46 AM2626 km1631 miles1418 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 10:46 AM3589 km2230 miles1938 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 9:46 AM3709 km2305 miles2003 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 10:46 AM4041 km2511 miles2182 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 9:46 AM4155 km2582 miles2243 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 9:46 AM4217 km2620 miles2277 nmWest W

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