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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

UTC time = Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 8:28:00 PM.

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

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

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 05' 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"1036.00 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1036.01 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° 13' North, Longitude: 156° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.88 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"990.55 miWest0° 11' 02.3"12.64 miSouth990.88 mi
24 hours11° 52' 09.0"810.45 miEast4° 39' 22.9"319.98 miSouth875.44 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 PM3156 km1961 miles1704 nmSouth S
KiritimatiFri 10:28 AM3257 km2024 miles1758 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 10:28 AM3305 km2053 miles1784 nmSouthwest SW
HermosilloThu 1:28 PM3372 km2095 miles1820 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los Angeles *Thu 1:28 PM3544 km2202 miles1914 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Thu 3:28 PM3612 km2244 miles1950 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixThu 1:28 PM3721 km2312 miles2009 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HonoluluThu 10:28 AM3782 km2350 miles2042 nmNorthwest NW
San Francisco *Thu 1:28 PM3851 km2393 miles2080 nmNorth N
Las Vegas *Thu 1:28 PM3861 km2399 miles2085 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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