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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 = Friday, September 14, 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, September 14, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 00' North, Longitude: 128° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.31 meters/second, 1667.9 km/hour, 1036.4 miles/hour or 900.6 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"1036.39 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1036.40 mi
24 hours0° 05' 19.8"6.14 miWest0° 23' 07.0"26.47 miSouth27.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 14, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 33' North, Longitude: 145° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.10 meters/second, 1609.6 km/hour, 1000.1 miles/hour or 869.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.67 miWest0° 00' 12.1"0.23 miSouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 10.1"1000.00 miWest0° 12' 11.8"13.97 miSouth1000.24 mi
24 hours12° 01' 53.1"829.60 miEast5° 00' 17.9"343.89 miSouth899.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownFri 12:28 PM3113 km1934 miles1681 nmSouth S
KiritimatiSat 10:28 AM3245 km2017 miles1752 nmWest W
PapeeteFri 10:28 AM3268 km2030 miles1764 nmSouthwest SW
HermosilloFri 1:28 PM3413 km2121 miles1843 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los Angeles *Fri 1:28 PM3588 km2229 miles1937 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Fri 3:28 PM3643 km2264 miles1967 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixFri 1:28 PM3763 km2338 miles2032 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HonoluluFri 10:28 AM3798 km2360 miles2051 nmNorthwest NW
San Francisco *Fri 1:28 PM3895 km2420 miles2103 nmNorth N
Easter Island *Fri 3:28 PM3896 km2421 miles2104 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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