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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 8:10:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 20:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 54' South, Longitude: 125° 36' 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"1032.28 miWest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 miSouth1032.27 mi
24 hours0° 04' 09.8"4.78 miWest0° 22' 50.4"26.16 miSouth26.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 20:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 34' North, Longitude: 140° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.05 meters/second, 1523.0 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"946.03 miWest0° 04' 10.5"4.79 miSouth946.25 mi
24 hours11° 39' 13.4"759.72 miEast2° 05' 53.0"144.30 miSouth777.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSun 12:10 PM2176 km1352 miles1175 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteSun 10:10 AM2908 km1807 miles1570 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:10 PM2910 km1808 miles1571 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiMon 10:10 AM3631 km2256 miles1961 nmWest-northwest WNW
Mexico City *Sun 3:10 PM4031 km2505 miles2177 nmNortheast NE
Galapagos IslandsSun 2:10 PM4036 km2508 miles2179 nmEast E
RarotongaSun 10:10 AM4056 km2520 miles2190 nmWest-southwest WSW
HermosilloSun 1:10 PM4176 km2595 miles2255 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSun 2:10 PM4485 km2787 miles2422 nmEast-northeast ENE
Los Angeles *Sun 1:10 PM4488 km2789 miles2423 nmNorth N

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