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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 = Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 8:58:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 20:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 03' North, Longitude: 132° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.85 meters/second, 1669.9 km/hour, 1037.6 miles/hour or 901.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.2"1037.60 miWest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 miNorth1037.60 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.5"5.18 miWest0° 23' 38.8"27.08 miNorth27.57 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 20:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 18' North, Longitude: 131° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.76 meters/second, 1611.9 km/hour, 1001.6 miles/hour or 870.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 34.0"16.69 miWest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 miNorth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 33' 58.9"1001.49 miWest0° 10' 53.3"12.47 miNorth1001.39 mi
24 hours10° 27' 28.8"719.04 miEast4° 11' 03.8"287.56 miNorth771.13 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 10:58 AM2727 km1695 miles1473 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 10:58 AM2755 km1712 miles1487 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownThu 12:58 PM2904 km1805 miles1568 nmSouth S
HonoluluThu 10:58 AM3521 km2188 miles1901 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaThu 10:58 AM3830 km2380 miles2068 nmSouthwest SW
HermosilloThu 1:58 PM3876 km2408 miles2093 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Thu 1:58 PM3957 km2459 miles2136 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Thu 3:58 PM4004 km2488 miles2162 nmSoutheast SE
PhoenixThu 1:58 PM4191 km2604 miles2263 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityThu 2:58 PM4198 km2609 miles2267 nmEast-northeast ENE

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