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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 19:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 44' South, Longitude: 113° 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"5.15 miwest0° 23' 02.8"26.40 misouth26.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 19:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 17' North, Longitude: 117° 40' 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"942.12 miwest0° 02' 52.9"3.31 minorth941.98 mi
24 hours11° 37' 40.2"754.66 mieast0° 42' 52.2"49.16 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 2:20 PM2507 km1558 miles1354 nmSouth S
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:20 PM2652 km1648 miles1432 nmEast E
AdamstownThu 11:20 AM2889 km1795 miles1560 nmSouthwest SW
Mexico City *Thu 2:20 PM3082 km1915 miles1664 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 1:20 PM3287 km2043 miles1775 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 1:20 PM3341 km2076 miles1804 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 1:20 PM3513 km2183 miles1897 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaThu 1:20 PM3539 km2199 miles1911 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 1:20 PM3608 km2242 miles1948 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelmopanThu 1:20 PM3619 km2248 miles1954 nmNortheast NE
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