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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 8:14:00 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 20:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 39' South, Longitude: 126° 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 20:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 30' North, Longitude: 163° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.72 meters/second, 1565.0 km/hour, 972.5 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"972.24 miWest0° 08' 24.1"9.63 miSouth972.59 mi
24 hours11° 34' 26.5"775.15 miEast3° 42' 25.6"254.83 miSouth821.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownTue 12:14 PM2069 km1286 miles1117 nmSouth S
PapeeteTue 10:14 AM2757 km1713 miles1489 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Tue 3:14 PM2916 km1812 miles1574 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiWed 10:14 AM3529 km2193 miles1905 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaTue 10:14 AM3905 km2427 miles2109 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsTue 2:14 PM4171 km2592 miles2252 nmEast E
Mexico City *Tue 3:14 PM4180 km2597 miles2257 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloTue 1:14 PM4301 km2673 miles2322 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los Angeles *Tue 1:14 PM4593 km2854 miles2480 nmNorth N
HonoluluTue 10:14 AM4597 km2856 miles2482 nmNorthwest NW

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