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Day and Night World Map

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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 Friday, September 14, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 00' North
Longitude: 128° 27' 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"1036.46 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1036.47 mi
24 hours0° 05' 19.8"6.14 miwest0° 23' 07.0"26.48 misouth27.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 14, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 33' North
Longitude: 145° 18' 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"1000.08 miwest0° 12' 11.9"13.97 misouth1000.32 mi
24 hours12° 01' 53.8"829.68 mieast5° 00' 18.5"343.92 misouth899.82 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 PM3111 km1933 miles1680 nmSouth S
KiritimatiSat 10:28 AM3214 km1997 miles1736 nmWest W
PapeeteFri 10:28 AM3246 km2017 miles1753 nmSouthwest SW
HermosilloFri 1:28 PM3427 km2129 miles1850 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los Angeles *Fri 1:28 PM3596 km2235 miles1942 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Fri 3:28 PM3669 km2280 miles1981 nmEast-northeast ENE
HonoluluFri 10:28 AM3773 km2344 miles2037 nmNorthwest NW
PhoenixFri 1:28 PM3776 km2347 miles2039 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Fri 1:28 PM3898 km2422 miles2105 nmNorth N
Easter Island *Fri 3:28 PM3912 km2431 miles2112 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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