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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 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 20:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 29' South, Longitude: 134° 43' 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"16.10 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 59' 46.9"965.38 miwest0° 00' 25.3"0.48 misouth965.36 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° 21' 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"939.48 miwest0° 01' 40.2"1.92 minorth939.40 mi
24 hours11° 41' 11.3"756.52 mieast0° 13' 23.2"15.35 minorth756.12 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 AM184 km115 miles100 nmSouth S
AdamstownWed 12:46 PM617 km383 miles333 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteWed 10:46 AM1618 km1005 miles874 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaWed 10:46 AM2597 km1614 miles1402 nmWest W
Easter Island *Wed 3:46 PM2646 km1644 miles1428 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiThu 10:46 AM3568 km2217 miles1927 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 9:46 AM3680 km2286 miles1987 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 10:46 AM4012 km2493 miles2166 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 9:46 AM4129 km2566 miles2230 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 9:46 AM4189 km2603 miles2262 nmWest W
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