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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 20:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 45' South, Longitude: 125° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.35 meters/second, 1664.5 km/hour, 1034.2 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"1034.30 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.29 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.9"5.15 miwest0° 23' 02.6"26.39 misouth26.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 20:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 19' North, Longitude: 106° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.17 meters/second, 1516.2 km/hour, 942.1 miles/hour or 818.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.70 miwest0° 00' 02.9"0.05 minorth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 03.9"941.87 miwest0° 02' 48.5"3.22 minorth941.74 mi
24 hours11° 37' 53.7"754.71 mieast0° 41' 01.6"47.04 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 12:08 PM2310 km1435 miles1247 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Thu 3:08 PM2989 km1857 miles1614 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteThu 10:08 AM3013 km1872 miles1627 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 10:08 AM3653 km2270 miles1972 nmWest W
Mexico City *Thu 3:08 PM3908 km2428 miles2110 nmNortheast NE
Galapagos IslandsThu 2:08 PM3975 km2470 miles2146 nmEast E
HermosilloThu 1:08 PM4037 km2509 miles2180 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaThu 10:08 AM4159 km2585 miles2246 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los Angeles *Thu 1:08 PM4355 km2706 miles2351 nmNorth N
GuatemalaThu 2:08 PM4379 km2721 miles2365 nmEast-northeast ENE
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