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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 8:20:00 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 20:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 54' South, Longitude: 128° 06' 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"1032.28 miWest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 miSouth1032.26 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° 28' 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"946.10 miWest0° 04' 11.4"4.81 miSouth946.32 mi
24 hours11° 39' 11.7"759.75 miEast2° 06' 15.2"144.72 miSouth778.08 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 PM2132 km1325 miles1151 nmSouth S
PapeeteSun 10:20 AM2667 km1657 miles1440 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:20 PM3074 km1910 miles1660 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiMon 10:20 AM3362 km2089 miles1815 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSun 10:20 AM3813 km2369 miles2059 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Sun 3:20 PM4233 km2630 miles2286 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloSun 1:20 PM4284 km2662 miles2313 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsSun 2:20 PM4312 km2679 miles2328 nmEast E
HonoluluSun 10:20 AM4429 km2752 miles2392 nmNorthwest NW
Los Angeles *Sun 1:20 PM4541 km2822 miles2452 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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