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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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 19:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 46' South
Longitude: 115° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.68 meters/second, 1654.8 km/hour, 1028.3 miles/hour or 893.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.9"1028.28 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 misouth1028.26 mi
24 hours0° 03' 32.5"4.05 miwest0° 22' 22.5"25.63 misouth25.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 19:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 1° 49' North
Longitude: 150° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.22 meters/second, 1613.6 km/hour, 1002.6 miles/hour or 871.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.71 miwest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 02.1"1002.59 miwest0° 12' 24.1"14.20 misouth1002.74 mi
24 hours12° 10' 43.0"842.04 mieast5° 02' 09.4"346.04 misouth910.45 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 *Fri 2:28 PM2241 km1392 miles1210 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownFri 11:28 AM2451 km1523 miles1323 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsFri 1:28 PM2993 km1860 miles1616 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico City *Fri 2:28 PM3514 km2183 miles1897 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaFri 1:28 PM3721 km2312 miles2009 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 1:28 PM3770 km2343 miles2036 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteFri 9:28 AM3827 km2378 miles2066 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManaguaFri 1:28 PM3933 km2444 miles2124 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaFri 1:28 PM3966 km2464 miles2141 nmNortheast NE
San JoseFri 1:28 PM4014 km2494 miles2168 nmEast-northeast ENE
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