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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° 22' 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"1.07 misouth1029.06 mi
24 hours0° 03' 40.1"4.20 miwest0° 22' 28.6"25.74 misouth26.08 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° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.98 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"997.50 miwest0° 11' 32.7"13.22 misouth997.78 mi
24 hours11° 50' 33.6"814.06 mieast4° 48' 22.2"330.24 misouth881.15 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 AM1022 km635 miles552 nmWest W
AdamstownThu 12:28 PM1954 km1214 miles1055 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 10:28 AM2366 km1470 miles1278 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Thu 3:28 PM3110 km1932 miles1679 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiFri 10:28 AM3167 km1968 miles1710 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaThu 10:28 AM3512 km2182 miles1897 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluThu 10:28 AM4373 km2717 miles2361 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 9:28 AM4464 km2774 miles2410 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Thu 3:28 PM4531 km2816 miles2447 nmNortheast NE
Apia *Fri 10:28 AM4581 km2846 miles2473 nmWest-southwest WSW
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