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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 19:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 44' South, Longitude: 112° 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"1034.32 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.31 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.1"5.15 miwest0° 23' 02.8"26.40 misouth26.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 19:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 17' North, Longitude: 118° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.28 meters/second, 1516.6 km/hour, 942.4 miles/hour or 818.9 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' 04.8"942.13 miwest0° 02' 53.2"3.31 minorth941.99 mi
24 hours11° 37' 39.6"754.66 mieast0° 42' 56.8"49.24 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
Easter Island *Thu 2:18 PM2499 km1553 miles1349 nmSouth S
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:18 PM2597 km1614 miles1402 nmEast E
AdamstownThu 11:18 AM2923 km1816 miles1578 nmSouthwest SW
Mexico City *Thu 2:18 PM3055 km1898 miles1649 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 1:18 PM3246 km2017 miles1753 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 1:18 PM3297 km2049 miles1780 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 1:18 PM3466 km2154 miles1872 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaThu 1:18 PM3494 km2171 miles1887 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 1:18 PM3559 km2211 miles1922 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelmopanThu 1:18 PM3578 km2223 miles1932 nmNortheast NE
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