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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 20:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 47' South, Longitude: 130° 42' 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"1028.24 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 misouth1028.23 mi
24 hours0° 03' 32.1"4.04 miwest0° 22' 22.2"25.62 misouth25.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 36' North, Longitude: 165° 26' 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' 00.0"1002.65 miwest0° 12' 25.7"14.23 misouth1002.80 mi
24 hours12° 11' 47.5"843.37 mieast5° 02' 25.3"346.34 misouth911.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeFri 10:58 AM978 km608 miles528 nmWest W
AdamstownFri 12:28 PM1913 km1189 miles1033 nmSouth S
PapeeteFri 10:28 AM2313 km1437 miles1249 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Fri 3:28 PM3106 km1930 miles1677 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiSat 10:28 AM3144 km1954 miles1698 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 10:28 AM3460 km2150 miles1868 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluFri 10:28 AM4378 km2720 miles2364 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiFri 9:28 AM4414 km2743 miles2383 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sat 10:28 AM4535 km2818 miles2449 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Fri 3:28 PM4587 km2850 miles2477 nmNortheast NE
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