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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 = Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 8:10:00 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 Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 20:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 39' South, Longitude: 125° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.81 meters/second, 1658.9 km/hour, 1030.8 miles/hour or 895.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.18 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.18 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.0"1030.77 miWest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 miSouth1030.75 mi
24 hours0° 03' 55.5"4.50 miWest0° 22' 40.3"25.97 miSouth26.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 20:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 31' North, Longitude: 164° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.71 meters/second, 1564.9 km/hour, 972.4 miles/hour or 845.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.21 miWest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 miSouth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 31' 04.1"972.20 miWest0° 08' 23.8"9.62 miSouth972.55 mi
24 hours11° 34' 26.3"775.11 miEast3° 42' 18.5"254.70 miSouth821.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownTue 12:10 PM2090 km1299 miles1129 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Tue 3:10 PM2850 km1771 miles1539 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteTue 10:10 AM2855 km1774 miles1542 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiWed 10:10 AM3636 km2259 miles1963 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaTue 10:10 AM4003 km2488 miles2162 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsTue 2:10 PM4062 km2524 miles2193 nmEast E
Mexico City *Tue 3:10 PM4101 km2548 miles2215 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloTue 1:10 PM4260 km2647 miles2300 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaTue 2:10 PM4542 km2822 miles2452 nmEast-northeast ENE
Los Angeles *Tue 1:10 PM4573 km2842 miles2469 nmNorth N

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