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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 = Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 8:10:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 20:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 55' North, Longitude: 123° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.24 meters/second, 1664.1 km/hour, 1034.0 miles/hour or 898.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1033.99 miWest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 miSouth1034.00 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.9"6.03 miWest0° 22' 46.5"26.08 miSouth26.77 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 20:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 41' North, Longitude: 160° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.79 meters/second, 1511.2 km/hour, 939.0 miles/hour or 816.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.65 miWest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 miSouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 16.4"938.72 miWest0° 02' 40.5"3.07 miSouth938.87 mi
24 hours11° 53' 53.7"770.13 miEast1° 31' 57.5"105.43 miSouth781.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HermosilloSun 1:10 PM2971 km1846 miles1604 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Sun 3:10 PM3067 km1906 miles1656 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Sun 1:10 PM3266 km2029 miles1763 nmNorth N
PhoenixSun 1:10 PM3363 km2090 miles1816 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AdamstownSun 12:10 PM3400 km2113 miles1836 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Las Vegas *Sun 1:10 PM3554 km2208 miles1919 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Sun 1:10 PM3640 km2262 miles1965 nmNorth N
GuatemalaSun 2:10 PM3738 km2323 miles2018 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsSun 2:10 PM3795 km2358 miles2049 nmEast E
KiritimatiMon 10:10 AM3804 km2364 miles2054 nmWest W

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