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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 20:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 16' South, Longitude: 124° 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 20:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 28' North, Longitude: 153° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.30 meters/second, 1541.9 km/hour, 958.1 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"957.88 miwest0° 06' 22.3"7.31 misouth958.19 mi
24 hours11° 35' 38.9"765.16 mieast2° 56' 38.2"202.44 misouth797.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownMon 12:04 PM2166 km1346 miles1169 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Mon 3:04 PM2804 km1743 miles1514 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteMon 10:04 AM3002 km1865 miles1621 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiTue 10:04 AM3765 km2339 miles2033 nmWest-northwest WNW
Galapagos IslandsMon 2:04 PM3915 km2432 miles2114 nmEast E
Mexico City *Mon 3:04 PM3972 km2468 miles2145 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaMon 10:04 AM4149 km2578 miles2240 nmWest-southwest WSW
HermosilloMon 1:04 PM4168 km2590 miles2251 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaMon 2:04 PM4398 km2733 miles2375 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorMon 2:04 PM4478 km2782 miles2418 nmEast-northeast ENE
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