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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 = Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 8:04:00 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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 20:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 54' South, Longitude: 124° 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 20:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 34' North, Longitude: 142° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.03 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"945.99 miWest0° 04' 10.0"4.78 miSouth946.21 mi
24 hours11° 39' 14.3"759.71 miEast2° 05' 39.8"144.05 miSouth777.90 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSun 12:04 PM2217 km1377 miles1197 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:04 PM2819 km1752 miles1522 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteSun 10:04 AM3055 km1898 miles1650 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiMon 10:04 AM3793 km2357 miles2048 nmWest-northwest WNW
Galapagos IslandsSun 2:04 PM3871 km2405 miles2090 nmEast E
Mexico City *Sun 3:04 PM3915 km2432 miles2114 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloSun 1:04 PM4116 km2557 miles2222 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaSun 10:04 AM4203 km2612 miles2269 nmWest-southwest WSW
GuatemalaSun 2:04 PM4343 km2699 miles2345 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorSun 2:04 PM4423 km2749 miles2388 nmEast-northeast ENE

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