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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: 100° 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 18:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 14' North, Longitude: 130° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.40 meters/second, 1517.0 km/hour, 942.6 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"942.40 miwest0° 02' 57.8"3.40 minorth942.25 mi
24 hours11° 37' 25.3"754.60 mieast0° 44' 51.9"51.44 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 12:28 PM1246 km774 miles673 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilThu 1:28 PM2267 km1408 miles1224 nmEast E
San SalvadorThu 12:28 PM2369 km1472 miles1279 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Acapulco *Thu 1:28 PM2385 km1482 miles1288 nmNorth N
GuatemalaThu 12:28 PM2387 km1483 miles1289 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San JoseThu 12:28 PM2408 km1496 miles1300 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 12:28 PM2417 km1502 miles1305 nmNortheast NE
QuitoThu 1:28 PM2458 km1527 miles1327 nmEast E
TegucigalpaThu 12:28 PM2521 km1567 miles1361 nmNortheast NE
Easter Island *Thu 1:28 PM2661 km1653 miles1437 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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