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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 18:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 44' South, Longitude: 107° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.36 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"1034.33 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.31 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.3"5.16 miwest0° 23' 02.8"26.40 misouth26.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 18:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 16' North, Longitude: 122° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.33 meters/second, 1516.8 km/hour, 942.5 miles/hour or 819.0 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' 05.0"942.24 miwest0° 02' 55.1"3.35 minorth942.10 mi
24 hours11° 37' 34.0"754.63 mieast0° 43' 42.9"50.12 minorth754.51 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 12:58 PM2051 km1274 miles1107 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Thu 1:58 PM2481 km1541 miles1340 nmSouth S
Acapulco *Thu 1:58 PM2533 km1574 miles1368 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Thu 1:58 PM2829 km1758 miles1528 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 12:58 PM2853 km1773 miles1541 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 12:58 PM2883 km1791 miles1556 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 12:58 PM3014 km1873 miles1628 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaThu 12:58 PM3068 km1906 miles1656 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 12:58 PM3075 km1911 miles1661 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelmopanThu 12:58 PM3196 km1986 miles1726 nmNortheast NE
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