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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 Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 57' South
Longitude: 174° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.31 meters/second, 1667.9 km/hour, 1036.4 miles/hour or 900.6 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1036.45 miwest0° 00' 59.0"1.13 minorth1036.46 mi
24 hours0° 04' 05.1"4.70 miwest0° 23' 39.6"27.10 minorth27.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 49' North
Longitude: 163° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.84 meters/second, 1608.6 km/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.8"999.52 miwest0° 10' 57.1"12.54 minorth999.43 mi
24 hours11° 24' 01.0"784.57 mieast4° 10' 09.2"286.53 minorth831.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandTue 11:48 AM390 km242 miles211 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RawakiWed 12:48 PM472 km293 miles255 nmEast E
FakaofoWed 12:48 PM817 km507 miles441 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiWed 11:48 AM897 km558 miles485 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Wed 1:48 PM1252 km778 miles676 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaWed 11:48 AM1432 km890 miles773 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuvaWed 11:48 AM1831 km1138 miles989 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AlofiTue 12:48 PM1861 km1157 miles1005 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroWed 11:48 AM1907 km1185 miles1030 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaWed 12:48 PM2012 km1250 miles1086 nmSouth S
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