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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 = Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:28:00 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 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 19:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 24' South, Longitude: 115° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.08 meters/second, 1656.3 km/hour, 1029.2 miles/hour or 894.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.3"1029.11 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 miSouth1029.10 mi
24 hours0° 03' 40.5"4.20 miWest0° 22' 28.9"25.75 miSouth26.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 19:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 36' North, Longitude: 162° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.82 meters/second, 1605.0 km/hour, 997.3 miles/hour or 866.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.62 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miSouth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.7"997.14 miWest0° 11' 29.8"13.17 miSouth997.42 mi
24 hours11° 49' 53.2"812.97 miEast4° 47' 27.7"329.20 miSouth879.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Thu 2:28 PM2270 km1411 miles1226 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownThu 11:28 AM2507 km1558 miles1353 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:28 PM2947 km1831 miles1591 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico City *Thu 2:28 PM3459 km2149 miles1868 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 1:28 PM3665 km2278 miles1979 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 1:28 PM3715 km2308 miles2006 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteThu 9:28 AM3876 km2408 miles2093 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManaguaThu 1:28 PM3879 km2410 miles2094 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaThu 1:28 PM3914 km2432 miles2114 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 1:28 PM3962 km2462 miles2139 nmEast-northeast ENE

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