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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 7:18:00 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 19:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 44' South, Longitude: 112° 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' 29.1"5.15 miWest0° 23' 02.8"26.39 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° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.29 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"942.07 miWest0° 02' 53.3"3.31 miNorth941.93 mi
24 hours11° 37' 39.4"754.60 miEast0° 42' 59.4"49.29 miNorth754.45 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 PM2495 km1550 miles1347 nmSouth S
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:18 PM2567 km1595 miles1386 nmEast E
AdamstownThu 11:18 AM2942 km1828 miles1589 nmSouthwest SW
Mexico City *Thu 2:18 PM3040 km1889 miles1641 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 1:18 PM3223 km2002 miles1740 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 1:18 PM3273 km2034 miles1767 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 1:18 PM3440 km2138 miles1858 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaThu 1:18 PM3473 km2158 miles1875 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 1:18 PM3531 km2194 miles1907 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelmopanThu 1:18 PM3556 km2209 miles1920 nmNortheast NE

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