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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.

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 23' North, Longitude: 131° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.37 meters/second, 1642.9 km/hour, 1020.9 miles/hour or 887.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.02 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.02 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.6"1020.85 miwest0° 00' 52.2"1.00 misouth1020.87 mi
24 hours0° 04' 17.3"4.86 miwest0° 20' 56.8"24.00 misouth24.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 22' South, Longitude: 27° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.12 meters/second, 1494.4 km/hour, 928.6 miles/hour or 806.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.48 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 24' 35.5"928.34 miwest0° 00' 21.8"0.42 minorth928.36 mi
24 hours14° 04' 02.4"906.28 mieast0° 47' 10.8"54.10 minorth910.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Los Angeles *Sat 1:48 PM2963 km1841 miles1600 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KiritimatiSun 10:48 AM2976 km1849 miles1607 nmWest-southwest WSW
HermosilloSat 1:48 PM2997 km1862 miles1618 nmNortheast NE
HonoluluSat 10:48 AM3035 km1886 miles1639 nmWest-northwest WNW
San Francisco *Sat 1:48 PM3175 km1973 miles1714 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixSat 1:48 PM3254 km2022 miles1757 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Sat 1:48 PM3310 km2057 miles1787 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Sat 3:48 PM3648 km2266 miles1970 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteSat 10:48 AM3654 km2270 miles1973 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Salt Lake City *Sat 2:48 PM3896 km2421 miles2103 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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