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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 8:04:00 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 20:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 16' South, Longitude: 124° 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 20:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 28' North, Longitude: 153° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.29 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"957.81 miWest0° 06' 22.2"7.30 miSouth958.11 mi
24 hours11° 35' 39.2"765.10 miEast2° 56' 35.8"202.38 miSouth797.03 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 PM2174 km1351 miles1174 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Mon 3:04 PM2788 km1732 miles1505 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteMon 10:04 AM3029 km1882 miles1636 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiTue 10:04 AM3795 km2358 miles2049 nmWest-northwest WNW
Galapagos IslandsMon 2:04 PM3884 km2413 miles2097 nmEast E
Mexico City *Mon 3:04 PM3950 km2455 miles2133 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloMon 1:04 PM4161 km2585 miles2247 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaMon 10:04 AM4177 km2595 miles2255 nmWest-southwest WSW
GuatemalaMon 2:04 PM4372 km2717 miles2361 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorMon 2:04 PM4451 km2766 miles2403 nmEast-northeast ENE

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