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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 20:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 17' South, Longitude: 128° 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' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.2"1031.61 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 20:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 26' North, Longitude: 149° 51' 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' 57.0"958.03 miwest0° 06' 23.8"7.33 misouth958.34 mi
24 hours11° 35' 37.0"765.24 mieast2° 57' 10.5"203.06 misouth797.34 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 PM2087 km1297 miles1127 nmSouth S
PapeeteMon 10:20 AM2612 km1623 miles1411 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Mon 3:20 PM3065 km1905 miles1655 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiTue 10:20 AM3335 km2072 miles1801 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 10:20 AM3759 km2336 miles2030 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Mon 3:20 PM4290 km2665 miles2316 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloMon 1:20 PM4336 km2694 miles2341 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsMon 2:20 PM4354 km2706 miles2351 nmEast E
HonoluluMon 10:20 AM4431 km2753 miles2393 nmNorthwest NW
Los Angeles *Mon 1:20 PM4591 km2853 miles2479 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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