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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 20:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 17' South, Longitude: 129° 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 20:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 26' North, Longitude: 148° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.38 meters/second, 1542.2 km/hour, 958.3 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"958.07 miwest0° 06' 24.1"7.34 misouth958.38 mi
24 hours11° 35' 36.6"765.26 mieast2° 57' 18.5"203.21 misouth797.41 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 PM2080 km1293 miles1123 nmSouth S
PapeeteMon 10:24 AM2517 km1564 miles1359 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Mon 3:24 PM3136 km1949 miles1693 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiTue 10:24 AM3228 km2006 miles1743 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 10:24 AM3662 km2276 miles1977 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluMon 10:24 AM4353 km2705 miles2350 nmNorthwest NW
Mexico City *Mon 3:24 PM4372 km2717 miles2361 nmNortheast NE
AlofiMon 9:24 AM4604 km2861 miles2486 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los Angeles *Mon 1:24 PM4617 km2869 miles2493 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Tue 10:24 AM4708 km2925 miles2542 nmWest-southwest WSW
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