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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 = Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 7:54:00 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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 19:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 30' South, Longitude: 121° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.80 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"1032.98 miWest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 miSouth1032.97 mi
24 hours0° 04' 16.5"4.91 miWest0° 22' 54.9"26.24 miSouth26.70 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 19:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 45' North, Longitude: 133° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.79 meters/second, 1511.2 km/hour, 939.0 miles/hour or 816.0 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' 01.8"0.03 miSouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.6"938.72 miWest0° 01' 49.8"2.10 miSouth938.82 mi
24 hours11° 42' 15.4"757.20 miEast1° 10' 46.0"81.13 miSouth764.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSat 11:54 AM2350 km1460 miles1269 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Sat 2:54 PM2715 km1687 miles1466 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteSat 9:54 AM3329 km2068 miles1797 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSat 1:54 PM3583 km2227 miles1935 nmEast E
Mexico City *Sat 2:54 PM3691 km2293 miles1993 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloSat 12:54 PM3992 km2480 miles2155 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KiritimatiSun 9:54 AM4064 km2525 miles2195 nmWest W
GuatemalaSat 1:54 PM4080 km2535 miles2203 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorSat 1:54 PM4156 km2582 miles2244 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManaguaSat 1:54 PM4364 km2712 miles2356 nmEast-northeast ENE

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