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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 = Sunday, September 23, 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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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 29' South, Longitude: 133° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 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"1037.77 miWest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 miSouth1037.77 mi
24 hours0° 05' 12.7"6.01 miWest0° 23' 21.8"26.76 miSouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 54' South, Longitude: 29° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.65 meters/second, 1521.5 km/hour, 945.4 miles/hour or 821.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"15.76 miWest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 miNorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 26' 33.3"945.18 miWest0° 05' 49.3"6.67 miNorth945.48 mi
24 hours13° 04' 06.0"855.29 miEast2° 48' 06.3"192.68 miNorth883.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 10:48 AM2544 km1581 miles1374 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiMon 10:48 AM2613 km1624 miles1411 nmWest W
AdamstownSun 12:48 PM2751 km1710 miles1486 nmSouth S
HonoluluSun 10:48 AM3544 km2202 miles1914 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaSun 10:48 AM3623 km2251 miles1956 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Sun 3:48 PM3950 km2454 miles2133 nmSoutheast SE
HermosilloSun 1:48 PM4085 km2538 miles2206 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Sun 1:48 PM4161 km2586 miles2247 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoMon 9:48 AM4243 km2637 miles2291 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Sun 3:48 PM4395 km2731 miles2373 nmEast-northeast ENE

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