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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 Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 24' North, Longitude: 128° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.14 meters/second, 1667.3 km/hour, 1036.0 miles/hour or 900.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.3"1036.07 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1036.08 mi
24 hours0° 05' 19.3"6.13 miwest0° 23' 03.6"26.41 misouth27.11 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 12' North, Longitude: 157° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.89 meters/second, 1594.4 km/hour, 990.7 miles/hour or 860.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.51 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 30' 25.7"990.62 miwest0° 11' 02.4"12.65 misouth990.96 mi
24 hours11° 52' 09.4"810.52 mieast4° 39' 24.2"320.02 misouth875.52 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownThu 12:28 PM3154 km1960 miles1703 nmSouth S
KiritimatiFri 10:28 AM3226 km2004 miles1742 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 10:28 AM3283 km2040 miles1773 nmSouthwest SW
HermosilloThu 1:28 PM3385 km2103 miles1828 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los Angeles *Thu 1:28 PM3553 km2207 miles1918 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Thu 3:28 PM3638 km2261 miles1965 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixThu 1:28 PM3734 km2320 miles2016 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HonoluluThu 10:28 AM3757 km2334 miles2028 nmNorthwest NW
San Francisco *Thu 1:28 PM3854 km2395 miles2081 nmNorth N
Las Vegas *Thu 1:28 PM3871 km2405 miles2090 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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