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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 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 25' South, Longitude: 130° 38' 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 misouth1029.13 mi
24 hours0° 03' 40.1"4.20 miwest0° 22' 28.6"25.75 misouth26.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 25' North, Longitude: 177° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.99 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' 41.4"997.58 miwest0° 11' 32.8"13.22 misouth997.85 mi
24 hours11° 50' 34.5"814.14 mieast4° 48' 23.2"330.28 misouth881.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeThu 10:58 AM992 km616 miles536 nmWest W
AdamstownThu 12:28 PM1955 km1215 miles1055 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 10:28 AM2339 km1454 miles1263 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Thu 3:28 PM3131 km1946 miles1691 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiFri 10:28 AM3137 km1949 miles1694 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaThu 10:28 AM3485 km2166 miles1882 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluThu 10:28 AM4352 km2704 miles2350 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 9:28 AM4435 km2756 miles2395 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 10:28 AM4550 km2828 miles2457 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Thu 3:28 PM4554 km2830 miles2459 nmNortheast NE
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