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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 20:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 33' North, Longitude: 124° 36' 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"1034.63 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1034.64 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.4"6.06 miwest0° 22' 51.3"26.18 misouth26.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 20:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 08' North, Longitude: 170° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.87 meters/second, 1525.9 km/hour, 948.2 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"947.95 miwest0° 05' 05.0"5.83 misouth948.21 mi
24 hours348° 07' 12.1"776.50 miwest2° 28' 24.4"170.12 misouth800.33 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HermosilloMon 1:14 PM3072 km1909 miles1659 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Mon 3:14 PM3217 km1999 miles1737 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownMon 12:14 PM3329 km2069 miles1798 nmSouth S
Los Angeles *Mon 1:14 PM3332 km2071 miles1799 nmNorth N
PhoenixMon 1:14 PM3454 km2146 miles1865 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Las Vegas *Mon 1:14 PM3630 km2255 miles1960 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KiritimatiTue 10:14 AM3650 km2268 miles1971 nmWest W
PapeeteMon 10:14 AM3673 km2282 miles1983 nmSouthwest SW
San Francisco *Mon 1:14 PM3686 km2290 miles1990 nmNorth N
Easter Island *Mon 3:14 PM3865 km2402 miles2087 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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