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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 8:18:00 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 20:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 25' South, Longitude: 127° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.06 meters/second, 1656.2 km/hour, 1029.1 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"1029.08 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 miSouth1029.06 mi
24 hours0° 03' 40.2"4.20 miWest0° 22' 28.7"25.74 miSouth26.08 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 20:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 27' North, Longitude: 174° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.96 meters/second, 1605.4 km/hour, 997.6 miles/hour or 866.9 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 miSouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 41.7"997.44 miWest0° 11' 32.2"13.21 miSouth997.72 mi
24 hours11° 50' 26.8"813.88 miEast4° 48' 13.1"330.07 miSouth880.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownThu 12:18 PM1969 km1223 miles1063 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 10:18 AM2608 km1621 miles1408 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Thu 3:18 PM2928 km1819 miles1581 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiFri 10:18 AM3430 km2132 miles1852 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaThu 10:18 AM3756 km2334 miles2028 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsThu 2:18 PM4306 km2675 miles2325 nmEast E
Mexico City *Thu 3:18 PM4328 km2689 miles2337 nmNortheast NE
HonoluluThu 10:18 AM4565 km2836 miles2465 nmNorthwest NW
Los Angeles *Thu 1:18 PM4699 km2920 miles2537 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiThu 9:18 AM4722 km2934 miles2550 nmWest-southwest WSW

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