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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

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 20:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' South, Longitude: 131° 40' 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"1037.88 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.88 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.6"6.05 miwest0° 23' 21.5"26.75 misouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 20:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' South, Longitude: 41° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.41 meters/second, 1502.7 km/hour, 933.7 miles/hour or 811.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.56 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 minorth15.56 mi
1 hour14° 25' 11.1"933.49 miwest0° 02' 52.8"3.30 minorth933.65 mi
24 hours13° 40' 45.6"885.59 mieast1° 43' 45.1"118.95 minorth898.38 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSat 10:38 AM2751 km1709 miles1485 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSat 12:38 PM2768 km1720 miles1495 nmSouth S
KiritimatiSun 10:38 AM2865 km1780 miles1547 nmWest W
HonoluluSat 10:38 AM3703 km2301 miles2000 nmNorthwest NW
Easter Island *Sat 3:38 PM3824 km2376 miles2065 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaSat 10:38 AM3847 km2391 miles2077 nmSouthwest SW
HermosilloSat 1:38 PM3906 km2427 miles2109 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los Angeles *Sat 1:38 PM4031 km2505 miles2176 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Sat 3:38 PM4155 km2582 miles2243 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixSat 1:38 PM4241 km2635 miles2290 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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