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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 8:14:00 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 20:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 17' South, Longitude: 126° 40' 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 miSouth1031.53 mi
24 hours0° 04' 02.8"4.64 miWest0° 22' 45.5"26.07 miSouth26.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 20:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 27' North, Longitude: 151° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.33 meters/second, 1542.0 km/hour, 958.2 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"957.90 miWest0° 06' 23.1"7.32 miSouth958.21 mi
24 hours11° 35' 38.0"765.15 miEast2° 56' 56.1"202.77 miSouth797.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownMon 12:14 PM2112 km1312 miles1140 nmSouth S
PapeeteMon 10:14 AM2784 km1730 miles1503 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Mon 3:14 PM2945 km1830 miles1590 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiTue 10:14 AM3526 km2191 miles1904 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 10:14 AM3931 km2443 miles2123 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Mon 3:14 PM4145 km2576 miles2238 nmNortheast NE
Galapagos IslandsMon 2:14 PM4159 km2584 miles2246 nmEast E
HermosilloMon 1:14 PM4259 km2647 miles2300 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los Angeles *Mon 1:14 PM4550 km2827 miles2457 nmNorth N
HonoluluMon 10:14 AM4574 km2842 miles2470 nmNorthwest NW

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