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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 20:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 45' South
Longitude: 130° 09' 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"1034.29 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 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 20' North
Longitude: 101° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.12 meters/second, 1516.0 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' 03.6"941.77 miwest0° 02' 46.6"3.18 minorth941.64 mi
24 hours11° 37' 59.1"754.74 mieast0° 40' 15.4"46.16 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 12:28 PM2248 km1397 miles1214 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 10:28 AM2544 km1581 miles1374 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiFri 10:28 AM3110 km1933 miles1679 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Thu 3:28 PM3316 km2061 miles1791 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaThu 10:28 AM3682 km2288 miles1988 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluThu 10:28 AM4177 km2596 miles2256 nmNorthwest NW
HermosilloThu 1:28 PM4268 km2652 miles2305 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Thu 3:28 PM4324 km2687 miles2335 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Thu 1:28 PM4473 km2779 miles2415 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiThu 9:28 AM4596 km2856 miles2482 nmWest-southwest WSW
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