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Day and Night World Map

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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 Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 20:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 39' South
Longitude: 126° 01' 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"1030.84 miwest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 misouth1030.82 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 31' North
Longitude: 163° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.71 meters/second, 1565.0 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"972.28 miwest0° 08' 24.0"9.63 misouth972.63 mi
24 hours11° 34' 26.3"775.18 mieast3° 42' 20.5"254.75 misouth821.58 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 PM2084 km1295 miles1125 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteTue 10:10 AM2828 km1757 miles1527 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Tue 3:10 PM2868 km1782 miles1549 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiWed 10:10 AM3606 km2241 miles1947 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaTue 10:10 AM3976 km2470 miles2147 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsTue 2:10 PM4092 km2543 miles2210 nmEast E
Mexico City *Tue 3:10 PM4123 km2562 miles2226 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloTue 1:10 PM4269 km2652 miles2305 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaTue 2:10 PM4568 km2839 miles2467 nmEast-northeast ENE
Los Angeles *Tue 1:10 PM4579 km2845 miles2472 nmNorth N
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