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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 7:48:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 19:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 05' South, Longitude: 118° 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 19:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 41' South, Longitude: 28° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.28 meters/second, 1502.2 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' 08.6"933.15 miWest0° 02' 46.0"3.17 miNorth933.29 mi
24 hours13° 41' 54.3"886.54 miEast1° 41' 14.5"116.07 miNorth898.84 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSat 11:48 AM3017 km1875 miles1629 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Mexico City *Sat 2:48 PM3050 km1895 miles1647 nmNortheast NE
Easter Island *Sat 2:48 PM3158 km1962 miles1705 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Galapagos IslandsSat 1:48 PM3261 km2026 miles1761 nmEast E
HermosilloSat 12:48 PM3336 km2073 miles1801 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSat 1:48 PM3519 km2186 miles1900 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorSat 1:48 PM3610 km2243 miles1949 nmEast-northeast ENE
Los Angeles *Sat 12:48 PM3779 km2348 miles2040 nmNorth N
PhoenixSat 12:48 PM3779 km2348 miles2041 nmNorth N
BelmopanSat 1:48 PM3816 km2371 miles2061 nmEast-northeast ENE

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