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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 21, 2012 at 8:48:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Friday, September 21, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 17' North, Longitude: 133° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1037.80 miWest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 miSouth1037.80 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.2"6.08 miWest0° 23' 21.0"26.74 miSouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 21, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 07' South, Longitude: 57° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.73 meters/second, 1496.6 km/hour, 930.0 miles/hour or 808.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.50 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miSouth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 24' 23.8"929.65 miWest0° 00' 24.3"0.47 miSouth929.63 mi
24 hours14° 06' 42.0"910.63 miEast0° 28' 46.8"33.00 miNorth912.69 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteFri 10:48 AM2621 km1629 miles1415 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSat 10:48 AM2625 km1631 miles1418 nmWest W
AdamstownFri 12:48 PM2834 km1761 miles1530 nmSouth S
HonoluluFri 10:48 AM3499 km2174 miles1889 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaFri 10:48 AM3694 km2296 miles1995 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Fri 3:48 PM4004 km2488 miles2162 nmSoutheast SE
HermosilloFri 1:48 PM4006 km2489 miles2163 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Fri 1:48 PM4074 km2531 miles2200 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoSat 9:48 AM4281 km2660 miles2311 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Francisco *Fri 1:48 PM4312 km2679 miles2328 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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