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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 20:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 54' South, Longitude: 128° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.48 meters/second, 1661.3 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"1032.35 miwest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 misouth1032.34 mi
24 hours0° 04' 09.8"4.77 miwest0° 22' 50.4"26.16 misouth26.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 20:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 33' North, Longitude: 138° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.08 meters/second, 1523.1 km/hour, 946.4 miles/hour or 822.4 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' 47.5"946.18 miwest0° 04' 11.6"4.81 misouth946.39 mi
24 hours11° 39' 11.6"759.80 mieast2° 06' 17.6"144.78 misouth778.14 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSun 12:20 PM2129 km1323 miles1150 nmSouth S
PapeeteSun 10:20 AM2640 km1641 miles1426 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:20 PM3093 km1922 miles1670 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiMon 10:20 AM3332 km2070 miles1799 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSun 10:20 AM3786 km2353 miles2044 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Sun 3:20 PM4256 km2644 miles2298 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloSun 1:20 PM4295 km2668 miles2319 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsSun 2:20 PM4342 km2698 miles2345 nmEast E
HonoluluSun 10:20 AM4407 km2738 miles2380 nmNorthwest NW
Los Angeles *Sun 1:20 PM4548 km2826 miles2456 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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