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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

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 20:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 33' North, Longitude: 123° 19' West

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

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1034.56 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 20:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 09' North, Longitude: 171° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.85 meters/second, 1525.9 km/hour, 948.1 miles/hour or 823.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.80 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 misouth15.80 mi
1 hour14° 30' 15.5"947.84 miwest0° 05' 04.5"5.82 misouth948.10 mi
24 hours348° 07' 11.8"776.42 miwest2° 28' 12.9"169.89 misouth800.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HermosilloMon 1:10 PM3011 km1871 miles1626 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Mon 3:10 PM3098 km1925 miles1673 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Mon 1:10 PM3309 km2056 miles1787 nmNorth N
AdamstownMon 12:10 PM3357 km2086 miles1813 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PhoenixMon 1:10 PM3406 km2116 miles1839 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Las Vegas *Mon 1:10 PM3597 km2235 miles1942 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Mon 1:10 PM3680 km2287 miles1987 nmNorth N
GuatemalaMon 2:10 PM3761 km2337 miles2031 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteMon 10:10 AM3779 km2348 miles2040 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiTue 10:10 AM3792 km2356 miles2047 nmWest W
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