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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 19:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 44' South, Longitude: 117° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.36 meters/second, 1664.5 km/hour, 1034.3 miles/hour or 898.7 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"1034.31 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.30 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.0"5.15 miwest0° 23' 02.7"26.40 misouth26.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 19:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 18' North, Longitude: 113° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.24 meters/second, 1516.5 km/hour, 942.3 miles/hour or 818.8 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' 04.4"942.03 miwest0° 02' 51.2"3.27 minorth941.89 mi
24 hours11° 37' 45.3"754.68 mieast0° 42' 10.7"48.36 minorth754.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownThu 11:38 AM2614 km1624 miles1411 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Thu 2:38 PM2626 km1632 miles1418 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:38 PM3147 km1955 miles1699 nmEast E
Mexico City *Thu 2:38 PM3355 km2085 miles1812 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaThu 1:38 PM3679 km2286 miles1987 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 1:38 PM3747 km2328 miles2023 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteThu 9:38 AM3754 km2332 miles2027 nmWest-southwest WSW
HermosilloThu 12:38 PM3808 km2366 miles2056 nmNorth N
ManaguaThu 1:38 PM3944 km2451 miles2130 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaThu 1:38 PM3952 km2455 miles2134 nmEast-northeast ENE
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