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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 Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 20:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 55' North
Longitude: 123° 31' 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"1034.06 miwest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 misouth1034.07 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 41' North
Longitude: 159° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.79 meters/second, 1511.3 km/hour, 939.1 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"938.79 miwest0° 02' 40.5"3.07 misouth938.94 mi
24 hours11° 53' 53.7"770.19 mieast1° 32' 00.2"105.49 misouth781.12 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 PM2982 km1853 miles1610 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Sun 3:10 PM3093 km1922 miles1670 nmEast-northeast ENE
Los Angeles *Sun 1:10 PM3270 km2032 miles1766 nmNorth N
PhoenixSun 1:10 PM3373 km2096 miles1821 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AdamstownSun 12:10 PM3394 km2109 miles1832 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Las Vegas *Sun 1:10 PM3561 km2212 miles1923 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Sun 1:10 PM3639 km2261 miles1965 nmNorth N
GuatemalaSun 2:10 PM3767 km2341 miles2034 nmEast-northeast ENE
KiritimatiMon 10:10 AM3773 km2344 miles2037 nmWest W
PapeeteSun 10:10 AM3791 km2355 miles2047 nmSouthwest SW
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