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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 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 19:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 24' South
Longitude: 115° 38' 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"1029.18 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 misouth1029.17 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 36' North
Longitude: 162° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.83 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' 42.6"997.22 miwest0° 11' 29.9"13.17 misouth997.50 mi
24 hours11° 49' 53.9"813.05 mieast4° 47' 28.8"329.25 misouth879.94 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 PM2278 km1416 miles1230 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownThu 11:28 AM2488 km1546 miles1343 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:28 PM2977 km1850 miles1608 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico City *Thu 2:28 PM3475 km2159 miles1876 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 1:28 PM3689 km2292 miles1992 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 1:28 PM3739 km2323 miles2019 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteThu 9:28 AM3848 km2391 miles2077 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManaguaThu 1:28 PM3904 km2426 miles2108 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaThu 1:28 PM3935 km2445 miles2125 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 1:28 PM3989 km2478 miles2154 nmEast-northeast ENE
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