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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 Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 23:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 35' South
Longitude: 164° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.02 meters/second, 1641.7 km/hour, 1020.1 miles/hour or 886.4 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.3"1020.07 miwest0° 00' 54.2"1.04 minorth1020.09 mi
24 hours0° 01' 49.8"2.07 miwest0° 21' 46.1"24.94 minorth25.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 23:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 41' North
Longitude: 42° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.76 meters/second, 1521.9 km/hour, 945.7 miles/hour or 821.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.76 miwest0° 00' 03.1"0.06 misouth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 30' 53.0"945.46 miwest0° 03' 14.3"3.71 misouth945.63 mi
24 hours11° 36' 45.8"756.51 mieast1° 43' 02.1"118.12 misouth769.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FakaofoThu 12:12 PM711 km442 miles384 nmWest W
Pago PagoWed 12:12 PM754 km468 miles407 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Thu 1:12 PM833 km517 miles450 nmWest-southwest WSW
RawakiThu 12:12 PM997 km619 miles538 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 12:12 PM1083 km673 miles585 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaWed 1:12 PM1297 km806 miles701 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NukualofaThu 12:12 PM1607 km999 miles868 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiThu 1:12 PM1610 km1001 miles869 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Baker IslandWed 11:12 AM1753 km1090 miles947 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiThu 11:12 AM1762 km1095 miles952 nmWest W
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