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Day and Night World Map

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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 20:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 16' South
Longitude: 125° 57' 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 misouth1031.60 mi
24 hours0° 04' 02.8"4.64 miwest0° 22' 45.5"26.07 misouth26.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 20:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 28' North
Longitude: 152° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.32 meters/second, 1542.0 km/hour, 958.1 miles/hour or 832.6 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"957.94 miwest0° 06' 23.0"7.32 misouth958.25 mi
24 hours11° 35' 38.2"765.19 mieast2° 56' 50.2"202.67 misouth797.19 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownMon 12:10 PM2126 km1321 miles1148 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteMon 10:10 AM2854 km1774 miles1541 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Mon 3:10 PM2898 km1801 miles1565 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiTue 10:10 AM3603 km2239 miles1946 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 10:10 AM4002 km2487 miles2161 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsMon 2:10 PM4079 km2535 miles2203 nmEast E
Mexico City *Mon 3:10 PM4088 km2540 miles2207 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloMon 1:10 PM4227 km2626 miles2282 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los Angeles *Mon 1:10 PM4536 km2819 miles2449 nmNorth N
GuatemalaMon 2:10 PM4540 km2821 miles2451 nmEast-northeast ENE
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