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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 8:28:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 45' South, Longitude: 129° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.35 meters/second, 1664.4 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 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 20' North, Longitude: 101° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.13 meters/second, 1516.1 km/hour, 942.0 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' 03.7"941.71 miWest0° 02' 46.7"3.19 miNorth941.58 mi
24 hours11° 37' 58.9"754.68 miEast0° 40' 18.0"46.21 miNorth754.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownThu 12:28 PM2248 km1397 miles1214 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 10:28 AM2570 km1597 miles1388 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiFri 10:28 AM3140 km1951 miles1696 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Thu 3:28 PM3297 km2048 miles1780 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaThu 10:28 AM3708 km2304 miles2002 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluThu 10:28 AM4199 km2609 miles2267 nmNorthwest NW
HermosilloThu 1:28 PM4254 km2643 miles2297 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Thu 3:28 PM4300 km2672 miles2322 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Thu 1:28 PM4465 km2774 miles2411 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiThu 9:28 AM4624 km2873 miles2497 nmWest-southwest WSW

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