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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 = Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 6:58:00 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 Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 18:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 44' South, Longitude: 107° 22' 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"1034.25 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1034.24 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.3"5.16 miWest0° 23' 02.8"26.40 miSouth26.89 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: 123° 16' 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"942.18 miWest0° 02' 55.1"3.35 miNorth942.04 mi
24 hours11° 37' 33.6"754.58 miEast0° 43' 45.4"50.17 miNorth754.46 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 PM2020 km1255 miles1091 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Thu 1:58 PM2483 km1543 miles1341 nmSouth S
Acapulco *Thu 1:58 PM2526 km1569 miles1364 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Thu 1:58 PM2819 km1752 miles1522 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 12:58 PM2833 km1760 miles1530 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 12:58 PM2861 km1778 miles1545 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 12:58 PM2990 km1858 miles1615 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaThu 12:58 PM3048 km1894 miles1646 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 12:58 PM3049 km1895 miles1646 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelmopanThu 12:58 PM3176 km1974 miles1715 nmNortheast NE

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