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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 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' South, Longitude: 133° 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' 14.6"6.05 miWest0° 23' 21.5"26.75 miSouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' South, Longitude: 43° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.43 meters/second, 1502.8 km/hour, 933.8 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' 11.4"933.48 miWest0° 02' 54.0"3.32 miNorth933.63 mi
24 hours13° 40' 33.6"885.35 miEast1° 44' 11.2"119.44 miNorth898.23 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSat 10:48 AM2582 km1605 miles1394 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSun 10:48 AM2619 km1627 miles1414 nmWest W
AdamstownSat 12:48 PM2792 km1735 miles1508 nmSouth S
HonoluluSat 10:48 AM3521 km2188 miles1901 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaSat 10:48 AM3659 km2273 miles1975 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Sat 3:48 PM3977 km2471 miles2147 nmSoutheast SE
HermosilloSat 1:48 PM4047 km2514 miles2185 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Sat 1:48 PM4117 km2558 miles2223 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoSun 9:48 AM4260 km2647 miles2300 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Francisco *Sat 1:48 PM4356 km2707 miles2352 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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