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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

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 19:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 07' South, Longitude: 112° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.09 meters/second, 1663.5 km/hour, 1033.7 miles/hour or 898.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1033.64 miwest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 misouth1033.63 mi
24 hours0° 04' 23.1"5.04 miwest0° 22' 59.1"26.32 misouth26.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 19:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 60' North, Longitude: 129° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.18 meters/second, 1509.0 km/hour, 937.7 miles/hour or 814.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.63 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.0"937.35 miwest0° 00' 34.8"0.66 minorth937.32 mi
24 hours11° 42' 10.6"755.93 mieast0° 13' 09.2"15.08 misouth756.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Fri 2:20 PM2461 km1529 miles1329 nmSouth S
Galapagos IslandsFri 1:20 PM2636 km1638 miles1423 nmEast E
AdamstownFri 11:20 AM2869 km1783 miles1549 nmSouthwest SW
Mexico City *Fri 2:20 PM3108 km1931 miles1678 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaFri 1:20 PM3298 km2050 miles1781 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 1:20 PM3349 km2081 miles1808 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaFri 1:20 PM3517 km2185 miles1899 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaFri 1:20 PM3546 km2203 miles1915 nmNortheast NE
San JoseFri 1:20 PM3608 km2242 miles1948 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelmopanFri 1:20 PM3631 km2256 miles1961 nmNortheast NE
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