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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 20:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 25' South
Longitude: 128° 08' 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"1029.15 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 misouth1029.14 mi
24 hours0° 03' 40.2"4.20 miwest0° 22' 28.7"25.75 misouth26.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 20:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 26' North
Longitude: 174° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.96 meters/second, 1605.5 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"16.63 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 41.7"997.52 miwest0° 11' 32.3"13.22 misouth997.79 mi
24 hours11° 50' 27.7"813.95 mieast4° 48' 14.1"330.11 misouth881.02 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 PM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 10:18 AM2581 km1604 miles1394 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Thu 3:18 PM2947 km1831 miles1591 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiFri 10:18 AM3401 km2113 miles1836 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaThu 10:18 AM3729 km2317 miles2013 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsThu 2:18 PM4336 km2694 miles2341 nmEast E
Mexico City *Thu 3:18 PM4350 km2703 miles2349 nmNortheast NE
HonoluluThu 10:18 AM4543 km2823 miles2453 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 9:18 AM4693 km2916 miles2534 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los Angeles *Thu 1:18 PM4706 km2924 miles2541 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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