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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 19:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 44' South, Longitude: 110° 09' 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"1034.32 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.31 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.1"5.16 miwest0° 23' 02.8"26.40 misouth26.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 19:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 16' North, Longitude: 120° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.31 meters/second, 1516.7 km/hour, 942.4 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' 02.9"0.06 minorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 05.0"942.18 miwest0° 02' 54.1"3.33 minorth942.04 mi
24 hours11° 37' 36.7"754.64 mieast0° 43' 19.7"49.68 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 1:08 PM2323 km1444 miles1255 nmEast E
Easter Island *Thu 2:08 PM2476 km1538 miles1337 nmSouth S
Acapulco *Thu 2:08 PM2638 km1639 miles1424 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Thu 2:08 PM2931 km1821 miles1583 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 1:08 PM3043 km1891 miles1643 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 1:08 PM3084 km1917 miles1665 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownThu 11:08 AM3100 km1926 miles1674 nmSouthwest SW
ManaguaThu 1:08 PM3237 km2011 miles1748 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaThu 1:08 PM3276 km2036 miles1769 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 1:08 PM3314 km2059 miles1790 nmEast-northeast ENE
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