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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 8:20:00 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 20:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 45' South, Longitude: 127° 53' 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"1034.22 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1034.21 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 Latitude: 20° 19' North, Longitude: 103° 25' 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"941.75 miWest0° 02' 47.5"3.20 miNorth941.62 mi
24 hours11° 37' 56.6"754.67 miEast0° 40' 36.5"46.56 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 12:20 PM2261 km1405 miles1221 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 10:20 AM2754 km1711 miles1487 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Thu 3:20 PM3160 km1964 miles1706 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiFri 10:20 AM3357 km2086 miles1813 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaThu 10:20 AM3898 km2422 miles2105 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Thu 3:20 PM4130 km2566 miles2230 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloThu 1:20 PM4158 km2584 miles2245 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsThu 2:20 PM4276 km2657 miles2309 nmEast E
HonoluluThu 10:20 AM4360 km2709 miles2354 nmNorthwest NW
Los Angeles *Thu 1:20 PM4412 km2741 miles2382 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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