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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 Monday, October 8, 2012 at 20:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 16' South, Longitude: 123° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.16 meters/second, 1660.2 km/hour, 1031.6 miles/hour or 896.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.19 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.2"1031.62 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1031.61 mi
24 hours0° 04' 02.9"4.64 miwest0° 22' 45.6"26.07 misouth26.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 20:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 29' North, Longitude: 154° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.28 meters/second, 1541.8 km/hour, 958.0 miles/hour or 832.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.97 miwest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 misouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 30' 56.9"957.85 miwest0° 06' 22.0"7.30 misouth958.15 mi
24 hours11° 35' 39.5"765.13 mieast2° 56' 30.0"202.29 misouth797.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownMon 12:00 Noon2198 km1366 miles1187 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Mon 3:00 PM2745 km1706 miles1482 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteMon 10:00 AM3101 km1927 miles1674 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsMon 2:00 PM3805 km2364 miles2055 nmEast E
KiritimatiTue 10:00 AM3873 km2406 miles2091 nmWest-northwest WNW
Mexico City *Mon 3:00 PM3896 km2421 miles2104 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloMon 1:00 PM4132 km2568 miles2231 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaMon 10:00 AM4248 km2640 miles2294 nmWest-southwest WSW
GuatemalaMon 2:00 PM4305 km2675 miles2324 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorMon 2:00 PM4382 km2723 miles2366 nmEast-northeast ENE
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