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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 = Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 8:48:00 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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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° 32' 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"17.01 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.01 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.6"1020.77 miWest0° 00' 52.2"1.00 miSouth1020.80 mi
24 hours0° 04' 17.3"4.86 miWest0° 20' 56.8"23.99 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° 19' 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"928.27 miWest0° 00' 21.6"0.42 miNorth928.29 mi
24 hours14° 04' 03.0"906.23 miEast0° 47' 07.2"54.03 miNorth910.23 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 PM2949 km1833 miles1593 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloSat 1:48 PM2978 km1851 miles1608 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiSun 10:48 AM3005 km1867 miles1623 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluSat 10:48 AM3062 km1903 miles1653 nmWest-northwest WNW
San Francisco *Sat 1:48 PM3168 km1969 miles1711 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixSat 1:48 PM3236 km2011 miles1748 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Sat 1:48 PM3296 km2048 miles1779 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Sat 3:48 PM3619 km2249 miles1954 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteSat 10:48 AM3670 km2281 miles1982 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Salt Lake City *Sat 2:48 PM3881 km2411 miles2095 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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