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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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 20:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 47' South, Longitude: 128° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.66 meters/second, 1654.8 km/hour, 1028.2 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"1028.25 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 misouth1028.23 mi
24 hours0° 03' 32.2"4.04 miwest0° 22' 22.3"25.62 misouth25.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 20:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 38' North, Longitude: 163° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.25 meters/second, 1613.7 km/hour, 1002.7 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' 29.9"16.71 miwest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 00.2"1002.64 miwest0° 12' 25.3"14.23 misouth1002.79 mi
24 hours12° 11' 36.7"843.15 mieast5° 02' 22.6"346.29 misouth911.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownFri 12:18 PM1923 km1195 miles1038 nmSouth S
PapeeteFri 10:18 AM2556 km1588 miles1380 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Fri 3:18 PM2920 km1815 miles1577 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiSat 10:18 AM3406 km2117 miles1839 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 10:18 AM3704 km2301 miles2000 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsFri 2:18 PM4349 km2702 miles2348 nmEast E
Mexico City *Fri 3:18 PM4384 km2724 miles2367 nmNortheast NE
HonoluluFri 10:18 AM4568 km2838 miles2466 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiFri 9:18 AM4673 km2904 miles2523 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los Angeles *Fri 1:18 PM4748 km2950 miles2564 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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