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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 8:20:00 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 20:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 17' South, Longitude: 128° 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' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.2"1031.54 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1031.53 mi
24 hours0° 04' 02.8"4.64 miWest0° 22' 45.5"26.06 miSouth26.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 20:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 27' North, Longitude: 150° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.36 meters/second, 1542.1 km/hour, 958.2 miles/hour or 832.7 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' 06.3"0.12 miSouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 30' 56.9"957.96 miWest0° 06' 23.7"7.33 miSouth958.26 mi
24 hours11° 35' 37.2"765.18 miEast2° 57' 08.3"203.00 miSouth797.27 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownMon 12:20 PM2090 km1298 miles1128 nmSouth S
PapeeteMon 10:20 AM2639 km1640 miles1425 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Mon 3:20 PM3046 km1893 miles1645 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiTue 10:20 AM3365 km2091 miles1817 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 10:20 AM3786 km2352 miles2044 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Mon 3:20 PM4267 km2651 miles2304 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloMon 1:20 PM4323 km2686 miles2334 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsMon 2:20 PM4324 km2687 miles2335 nmEast E
HonoluluMon 10:20 AM4453 km2767 miles2404 nmNorthwest NW
Los Angeles *Mon 1:20 PM4584 km2848 miles2475 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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