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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 18:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 43' South, Longitude: 99° 52' 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"1034.27 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.26 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 18:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 14' North, Longitude: 130° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.40 meters/second, 1517.1 km/hour, 942.7 miles/hour or 819.1 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' 05.6"942.34 miwest0° 02' 58.0"3.40 minorth942.19 mi
24 hours11° 37' 25.0"754.54 mieast0° 44' 54.4"51.49 minorth754.47 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 12:28 PM1217 km756 miles657 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilThu 1:28 PM2236 km1389 miles1207 nmEast E
San SalvadorThu 12:28 PM2353 km1462 miles1271 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 12:28 PM2373 km1475 miles1281 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San JoseThu 12:28 PM2385 km1482 miles1288 nmNortheast NE
Acapulco *Thu 1:28 PM2385 km1482 miles1288 nmNorth N
ManaguaThu 12:28 PM2397 km1490 miles1295 nmNortheast NE
QuitoThu 1:28 PM2427 km1508 miles1311 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaThu 12:28 PM2504 km1556 miles1352 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaThu 1:28 PM2641 km1641 miles1426 nmEast-southeast ESE
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