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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 = Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:40:00 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 Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 19:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 05' South, Longitude: 116° 53' 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' 13.0"1037.81 miWest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 miSouth1037.81 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.7"6.05 miWest0° 23' 21.5"26.75 miSouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 19:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 42' South, Longitude: 26° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.26 meters/second, 1502.1 km/hour, 933.4 miles/hour or 811.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.56 miWest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 miNorth15.56 mi
1 hour14° 25' 08.4"933.10 miWest0° 02' 44.9"3.15 miNorth933.25 mi
24 hours13° 42' 05.1"886.69 miEast1° 40' 51.0"115.62 miNorth898.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Acapulco *Sat 2:40 PM2644 km1643 miles1428 nmNortheast NE
Mexico City *Sat 2:40 PM2900 km1802 miles1566 nmNortheast NE
Galapagos IslandsSat 1:40 PM3038 km1888 miles1640 nmEast E
Easter Island *Sat 2:40 PM3095 km1923 miles1671 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownSat 11:40 AM3110 km1932 miles1679 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HermosilloSat 12:40 PM3289 km2044 miles1776 nmNorth N
GuatemalaSat 1:40 PM3325 km2066 miles1795 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorSat 1:40 PM3411 km2120 miles1842 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaSat 1:40 PM3626 km2253 miles1958 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelmopanSat 1:40 PM3628 km2255 miles1959 nmEast-northeast ENE

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