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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 8:08:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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: 124° 52' 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"1034.23 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1034.22 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° 20' 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' 04.1"941.81 miWest0° 02' 48.5"3.22 miNorth941.68 mi
24 hours11° 37' 53.4"754.66 miEast0° 41' 04.1"47.09 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
AdamstownThu 12:08 PM2317 km1440 miles1251 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Thu 3:08 PM2973 km1847 miles1605 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteThu 10:08 AM3039 km1888 miles1641 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 10:08 AM3683 km2289 miles1989 nmWest W
Mexico City *Thu 3:08 PM3885 km2414 miles2098 nmNortheast NE
Galapagos IslandsThu 2:08 PM3944 km2451 miles2130 nmEast E
HermosilloThu 1:08 PM4029 km2503 miles2175 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaThu 10:08 AM4187 km2601 miles2261 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los Angeles *Thu 1:08 PM4350 km2703 miles2349 nmNorth N
GuatemalaThu 2:08 PM4352 km2704 miles2350 nmEast-northeast ENE

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