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Day and Night World Map

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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 20:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 45' South
Longitude: 128° 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"1034.29 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.28 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.8"5.15 miwest0° 23' 02.6"26.39 misouth26.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 20:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 20' North
Longitude: 103° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.14 meters/second, 1516.1 km/hour, 942.1 miles/hour or 818.6 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' 02.7"0.05 minorth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 03.8"941.81 miwest0° 02' 47.3"3.20 minorth941.68 mi
24 hours11° 37' 57.0"754.73 mieast0° 40' 33.9"46.51 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 12:20 PM2258 km1403 miles1219 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 10:20 AM2728 km1695 miles1473 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Thu 3:20 PM3179 km1975 miles1716 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiFri 10:20 AM3327 km2067 miles1796 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaThu 10:20 AM3871 km2405 miles2090 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Thu 3:20 PM4153 km2581 miles2243 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloThu 1:20 PM4169 km2591 miles2251 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsThu 2:20 PM4307 km2676 miles2325 nmEast E
HonoluluThu 10:20 AM4338 km2695 miles2342 nmNorthwest NW
Los Angeles *Thu 1:20 PM4419 km2746 miles2386 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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