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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 21:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 37' South
Longitude: 145° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.26 meters/second, 1541.7 km/hour, 958.0 miles/hour or 832.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.97 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.7"957.65 miwest0° 00' 16.8"0.32 misouth957.63 mi
24 hours0° 06' 31.2"6.94 mieast0° 06' 29.4"7.45 misouth10.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 21:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 10' North
Longitude: 127° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.25 meters/second, 1617.3 km/hour, 1004.9 miles/hour or 873.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 36.4"1004.90 miwest0° 11' 47.5"13.50 misouth1004.99 mi
24 hours11° 34' 10.2"800.32 mieast4° 45' 14.1"326.66 misouth863.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteThu 11:32 AM709 km441 miles383 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaThu 11:32 AM1490 km926 miles804 nmWest W
AdamstownThu 1:32 PM1584 km984 miles855 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiThu 10:32 AM2576 km1601 miles1391 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 11:32 AM2945 km1830 miles1590 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 11:32 AM3001 km1865 miles1620 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaFri 10:32 AM3076 km1911 miles1661 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 10:32 AM3118 km1938 miles1684 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Thu 4:32 PM3669 km2280 miles1981 nmEast-southeast ESE
Chatham Islands *Fri 11:17 AM3709 km2304 miles2003 nmSouthwest SW
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