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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 8:24:00 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 20:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 17' South, Longitude: 129° 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 20:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 26' North, Longitude: 149° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.38 meters/second, 1542.2 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"957.99 miWest0° 06' 24.0"7.34 miSouth958.30 mi
24 hours11° 35' 36.8"765.20 miEast2° 57' 16.3"203.15 miSouth797.33 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownMon 12:24 PM2082 km1293 miles1124 nmSouth S
PapeeteMon 10:24 AM2543 km1580 miles1373 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Mon 3:24 PM3116 km1936 miles1683 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiTue 10:24 AM3258 km2024 miles1759 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 10:24 AM3689 km2292 miles1992 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Mon 3:24 PM4349 km2702 miles2348 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloMon 1:24 PM4372 km2717 miles2361 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HonoluluMon 10:24 AM4374 km2718 miles2362 nmNorthwest NW
Los Angeles *Mon 1:24 PM4609 km2864 miles2489 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiMon 9:24 AM4633 km2879 miles2501 nmWest-southwest WSW

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