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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° 23' 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' 14.6"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: 40° 49' 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' 11.0"933.42 miwest0° 02' 52.7"3.30 minorth933.58 mi
24 hours13° 40' 47.1"885.55 mieast1° 43' 41.8"118.88 minorth898.33 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSat 12:38 PM2766 km1719 miles1494 nmSouth S
PapeeteSat 10:38 AM2773 km1723 miles1497 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSun 10:38 AM2896 km1800 miles1564 nmWest W
HonoluluSat 10:38 AM3727 km2316 miles2012 nmNorthwest NW
Easter Island *Sat 3:38 PM3806 km2365 miles2055 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaSat 10:38 AM3872 km2406 miles2090 nmSouthwest SW
HermosilloSat 1:38 PM3890 km2417 miles2100 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los Angeles *Sat 1:38 PM4021 km2498 miles2171 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Sat 3:38 PM4129 km2566 miles2229 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixSat 1:38 PM4227 km2627 miles2283 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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