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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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 18:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 52' South
Longitude: 106° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.50 meters/second, 1661.4 km/hour, 1032.4 miles/hour or 897.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.6"1032.39 miwest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 misouth1032.38 mi
24 hours0° 04' 10.2"4.78 miwest0° 22' 50.6"26.16 misouth26.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 18:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 39' North
Longitude: 158° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.82 meters/second, 1522.2 km/hour, 945.8 miles/hour or 821.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.76 miwest0° 00' 04.0"0.08 misouth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.0"945.60 miwest0° 04' 03.4"4.65 misouth945.81 mi
24 hours11° 39' 25.1"759.59 mieast2° 03' 07.5"141.15 misouth777.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsSun 12:54 PM1996 km1240 miles1078 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Sun 1:54 PM2362 km1468 miles1275 nmSouth S
Acapulco *Sun 1:54 PM2627 km1632 miles1418 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSun 12:54 PM2896 km1799 miles1564 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSun 12:54 PM2915 km1812 miles1574 nmNortheast NE
Mexico City *Sun 1:54 PM2924 km1817 miles1579 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSun 12:54 PM3029 km1882 miles1636 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSun 12:54 PM3073 km1909 miles1659 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaSun 12:54 PM3094 km1923 miles1671 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSun 1:54 PM3213 km1997 miles1735 nmEast E
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