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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 = Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:00:00 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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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° 10' 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"1031.55 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1031.54 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° 57' 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"957.77 miWest0° 06' 21.9"7.30 miSouth958.08 mi
24 hours11° 35' 39.5"765.08 miEast2° 56' 27.8"202.23 miSouth796.97 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 Noon2208 km1372 miles1192 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Mon 3:00 PM2730 km1696 miles1474 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteMon 10:00 AM3128 km1944 miles1689 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsMon 2:00 PM3774 km2345 miles2038 nmEast E
Mexico City *Mon 3:00 PM3875 km2408 miles2092 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiTue 10:00 AM3903 km2425 miles2107 nmWest-northwest WNW
HermosilloMon 1:00 PM4125 km2563 miles2227 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaMon 10:00 AM4276 km2657 miles2309 nmWest-southwest WSW
GuatemalaMon 2:00 PM4279 km2659 miles2310 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorMon 2:00 PM4355 km2706 miles2352 nmEast-northeast ENE

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