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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 19:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 53' South
Longitude: 121° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.49 meters/second, 1661.4 km/hour, 1032.3 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' 10.4"1032.36 miwest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 misouth1032.35 mi
24 hours0° 04' 09.9"4.78 miwest0° 22' 50.4"26.16 misouth26.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 19:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 35' North
Longitude: 144° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.00 meters/second, 1522.8 km/hour, 946.2 miles/hour or 822.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.77 miwest0° 00' 04.1"0.08 misouth15.77 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.4"946.00 miwest0° 04' 09.1"4.76 misouth946.21 mi
24 hours11° 39' 15.7"759.74 mieast2° 05' 20.2"143.68 misouth777.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSun 11:54 AM2297 km1427 miles1240 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Sun 2:54 PM2696 km1675 miles1456 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteSun 9:54 AM3276 km2036 miles1769 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 1:54 PM3627 km2254 miles1958 nmEast E
Mexico City *Sun 2:54 PM3748 km2329 miles2024 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiMon 9:54 AM4034 km2507 miles2178 nmWest-northwest WNW
HermosilloSun 12:54 PM4040 km2511 miles2182 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSun 1:54 PM4136 km2570 miles2233 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorSun 1:54 PM4211 km2617 miles2274 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManaguaSun 1:54 PM4418 km2745 miles2385 nmEast-northeast ENE
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