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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 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 02' South, Longitude: 130° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.44 meters/second, 1657.6 km/hour, 1030.0 miles/hour or 895.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.17 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.17 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.6"1029.94 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 misouth1029.92 mi
24 hours0° 03' 48.0"4.35 miwest0° 22' 34.6"25.86 misouth26.22 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 45' North, Longitude: 171° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.09 meters/second, 1587.9 km/hour, 986.7 miles/hour or 857.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.44 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 31' 01.1"986.53 miwest0° 10' 10.1"11.65 misouth986.87 mi
24 hours348° 21' 22.2"791.30 miwest4° 20' 43.2"298.63 misouth850.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownWed 12:28 PM1995 km1240 miles1077 nmSouth S
PapeeteWed 10:28 AM2393 km1487 miles1292 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Wed 3:28 PM3136 km1948 miles1693 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiThu 10:28 AM3161 km1964 miles1707 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaWed 10:28 AM3539 km2199 miles1911 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluWed 10:28 AM4347 km2701 miles2347 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 9:28 AM4485 km2787 miles2422 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Wed 3:28 PM4499 km2795 miles2429 nmNortheast NE
Apia *Thu 10:28 AM4596 km2856 miles2482 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los Angeles *Wed 1:28 PM4721 km2934 miles2549 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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