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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° 22' 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 20:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 34' North, Longitude: 143° 02' 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"946.04 miwest0° 04' 09.6"4.77 misouth946.25 mi
24 hours11° 39' 14.6"759.75 mieast2° 05' 33.4"143.94 misouth777.92 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 Noon2240 km1392 miles1210 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:00 PM2778 km1726 miles1500 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteSun 10:00 AM3127 km1943 miles1688 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 2:00 PM3792 km2356 miles2047 nmEast E
Mexico City *Sun 3:00 PM3860 km2398 miles2084 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiMon 10:00 AM3871 km2406 miles2090 nmWest-northwest WNW
HermosilloSun 1:00 PM4090 km2541 miles2208 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaSun 10:00 AM4274 km2656 miles2308 nmWest-southwest WSW
GuatemalaSun 2:00 PM4276 km2657 miles2309 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorSun 2:00 PM4354 km2705 miles2351 nmEast-northeast ENE
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