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Day and Night World Map

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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 20:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 54' South
Longitude: 129° 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 misouth1032.33 mi
24 hours0° 04' 09.8"4.77 miwest0° 22' 50.3"26.16 misouth26.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 20:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 32' North
Longitude: 137° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.09 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' 04.2"0.08 misouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.5"946.20 miwest0° 04' 12.0"4.82 misouth946.42 mi
24 hours11° 39' 10.9"759.81 mieast2° 06' 26.4"144.95 misouth778.19 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSun 12:24 PM2123 km1319 miles1146 nmSouth S
PapeeteSun 10:24 AM2546 km1582 miles1375 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:24 PM3163 km1966 miles1708 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiMon 10:24 AM3225 km2004 miles1741 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSun 10:24 AM3690 km2293 miles1992 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluSun 10:24 AM4328 km2689 miles2337 nmNorthwest NW
Mexico City *Sun 3:24 PM4339 km2696 miles2343 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloSun 1:24 PM4342 km2698 miles2345 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los Angeles *Sun 1:24 PM4574 km2842 miles2470 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiSun 9:24 AM4626 km2875 miles2498 nmWest-southwest WSW
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