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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 8:24:00 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 20:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 54' South, Longitude: 129° 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' 50.3"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 Latitude: 19° 33' North, Longitude: 137° 30' 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 miSouth15.77 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.5"946.13 miWest0° 04' 11.9"4.81 miSouth946.35 mi
24 hours11° 39' 11.1"759.76 miEast2° 06' 23.9"144.89 miSouth778.12 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 PM2124 km1320 miles1147 nmSouth S
PapeeteSun 10:24 AM2572 km1598 miles1389 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:24 PM3144 km1953 miles1697 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiMon 10:24 AM3254 km2022 miles1757 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSun 10:24 AM3717 km2309 miles2007 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Sun 3:24 PM4316 km2682 miles2330 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloSun 1:24 PM4331 km2691 miles2339 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HonoluluSun 10:24 AM4350 km2703 miles2349 nmNorthwest NW
Los Angeles *Sun 1:24 PM4566 km2837 miles2466 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiSun 9:24 AM4655 km2893 miles2514 nmWest-southwest WSW

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