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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 20:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 33' North, Longitude: 121° 49' West

The ground speed is currently 462.50 meters/second, 1665.0 kilometres/hour, 1034.6 miles/hour or 899.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1034.55 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1034.57 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.4"6.06 miWest0° 22' 51.3"26.17 miSouth26.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 20:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 09' North, Longitude: 173° 22' East

The ground speed is currently 423.83 meters/second, 1525.8 kilometres/hour, 948.1 miles/hour or 823.9 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.80 miWest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 miSouth15.80 mi
1 hour14° 30' 15.5"947.79 miWest0° 05' 03.9"5.81 miSouth948.05 mi
24 hours348° 07' 11.1"776.39 miWest2° 27' 59.3"169.63 miSouth800.11 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mazatlan *Mon 2:04 PM2648 km1645 miles1430 nm NE
HermosilloMon 1:04 PM2948 km1832 miles1592 nm NNE
Mexico City *Mon 3:04 PM2962 km1840 miles1599 nm NE
Los Angeles *Mon 1:04 PM3287 km2043 miles1775 nm N
PhoenixMon 1:04 PM3356 km2085 miles1812 nm NNE
AdamstownMon 12:04 PM3396 km2110 miles1834 nm SSW
Las Vegas *Mon 1:04 PM3564 km2215 miles1924 nm N
GuatemalaMon 2:04 PM3605 km2240 miles1946 nm ENE
Galapagos IslandsMon 2:04 PM3634 km2258 miles1962 nm E
San Francisco *Mon 1:04 PM3681 km2287 miles1988 nm N