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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 7:28:00 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 19:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 44' South, Longitude: 114° 52' 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"1034.24 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1034.23 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.0"5.15 miWest0° 23' 02.7"26.39 miSouth26.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 19:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 17' North, Longitude: 116° 00' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.26 meters/second, 1516.5 km/hour, 942.3 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' 04.6"942.02 miWest0° 02' 52.3"3.29 miNorth941.88 mi
24 hours11° 37' 42.1"754.61 miEast0° 42' 36.2"48.85 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 2:28 PM2543 km1580 miles1373 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownThu 11:28 AM2777 km1726 miles1500 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:28 PM2841 km1765 miles1534 nmEast E
Mexico City *Thu 2:28 PM3180 km1976 miles1717 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 1:28 PM3434 km2134 miles1854 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 1:28 PM3493 km2171 miles1886 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 1:28 PM3676 km2284 miles1985 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaThu 1:28 PM3698 km2298 miles1997 nmNortheast NE
BelmopanThu 1:28 PM3761 km2337 miles2031 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloThu 12:28 PM3766 km2340 miles2033 nmNorth N

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