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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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 18:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 29' South, Longitude: 104° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.81 meters/second, 1662.5 km/hour, 1033.0 miles/hour or 897.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1033.09 miwest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 misouth1033.07 mi
24 hours0° 04' 16.9"4.91 miwest0° 22' 55.1"26.25 misouth26.70 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 18:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 47' North, Longitude: 149° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.70 meters/second, 1510.9 km/hour, 938.8 miles/hour or 815.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.6"938.59 miwest0° 01' 43.3"1.97 misouth938.68 mi
24 hours11° 42' 20.4"757.18 mieast1° 08' 10.5"78.17 misouth763.98 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsSat 12:46 PM1763 km1096 miles952 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Sat 1:46 PM2438 km1515 miles1316 nmSouth S
Acapulco *Sat 1:46 PM2528 km1571 miles1365 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSat 12:46 PM2724 km1693 miles1471 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 12:46 PM2734 km1699 miles1476 nmNortheast NE
Mexico City *Sat 1:46 PM2825 km1755 miles1525 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSat 12:46 PM2831 km1759 miles1529 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSat 12:46 PM2861 km1778 miles1545 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaSat 12:46 PM2907 km1806 miles1570 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSat 1:46 PM2980 km1852 miles1609 nmEast E
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