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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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 20:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 53' South, Longitude: 123° 06' 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"1032.29 miwest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 misouth1032.27 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 20:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 34' North, Longitude: 143° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.02 meters/second, 1522.9 km/hour, 946.3 miles/hour or 822.3 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"945.97 miwest0° 04' 09.5"4.77 misouth946.18 mi
24 hours11° 39' 14.9"759.70 mieast2° 05' 31.0"143.88 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 12:00 Noon2250 km1398 miles1215 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:00 PM2762 km1716 miles1491 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteSun 10:00 AM3154 km1960 miles1703 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 2:00 PM3761 km2337 miles2031 nmEast E
Mexico City *Sun 3:00 PM3839 km2385 miles2073 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiMon 10:00 AM3902 km2424 miles2107 nmWest-northwest WNW
HermosilloSun 1:00 PM4080 km2535 miles2203 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSun 2:00 PM4250 km2641 miles2295 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaSun 10:00 AM4302 km2673 miles2323 nmWest-southwest WSW
San SalvadorSun 2:00 PM4327 km2689 miles2337 nmEast-northeast ENE
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