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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 Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 18:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 43' South, Longitude: 98° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.37 meters/second, 1664.5 km/hour, 1034.3 miles/hour or 898.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1034.34 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.33 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.4"5.16 miwest0° 23' 02.9"26.40 misouth26.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 18:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 14' North, Longitude: 132° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.42 meters/second, 1517.1 km/hour, 942.7 miles/hour or 819.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.71 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 minorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 05.7"942.44 miwest0° 02' 58.6"3.41 minorth942.30 mi
24 hours11° 37' 23.0"754.59 mieast0° 45' 10.2"51.79 minorth754.52 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsThu 12:20 PM1040 km646 miles561 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilThu 1:20 PM2046 km1271 miles1105 nmEast E
QuitoThu 1:20 PM2240 km1392 miles1210 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseThu 12:20 PM2249 km1397 miles1214 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 12:20 PM2264 km1407 miles1222 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaThu 12:20 PM2282 km1418 miles1232 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaThu 12:20 PM2297 km1427 miles1240 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Acapulco *Thu 1:20 PM2393 km1487 miles1292 nmNorth N
TegucigalpaThu 12:20 PM2403 km1493 miles1298 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaThu 1:20 PM2461 km1529 miles1329 nmEast-southeast ESE
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