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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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 19:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 07' South
Longitude: 113° 14' 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"1033.72 miwest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 misouth1033.70 mi
24 hours0° 04' 23.1"5.04 miwest0° 22' 59.1"26.33 misouth26.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 19:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 60' North
Longitude: 129° 18' 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"937.41 miwest0° 00' 34.7"0.66 minorth937.38 mi
24 hours11° 42' 10.7"755.99 mieast0° 13' 11.7"15.13 misouth756.69 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 PM2466 km1532 miles1332 nmSouth S
Galapagos IslandsFri 1:20 PM2667 km1657 miles1440 nmEast E
AdamstownFri 11:20 AM2850 km1771 miles1539 nmSouthwest SW
Mexico City *Fri 2:20 PM3123 km1940 miles1686 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaFri 1:20 PM3322 km2064 miles1794 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 1:20 PM3373 km2096 miles1821 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaFri 1:20 PM3543 km2202 miles1913 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaFri 1:20 PM3571 km2219 miles1928 nmNortheast NE
San JoseFri 1:20 PM3635 km2259 miles1963 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelmopanFri 1:20 PM3654 km2270 miles1973 nmNortheast NE
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