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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 Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 18:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 03' South
Longitude: 108° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.35 meters/second, 1639.2 km/hour, 1018.6 miles/hour or 885.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.98 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth16.98 mi
1 hour15° 00' 05.6"1018.55 miwest0° 00' 53.0"1.01 misouth1018.52 mi
24 hours0° 02' 11.6"2.48 miwest0° 21' 07.1"24.19 misouth24.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 18:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 54' South
Longitude: 19° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.83 meters/second, 1540.2 km/hour, 957.0 miles/hour or 831.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"15.95 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 minorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 27' 20.8"956.89 miwest0° 07' 34.0"8.67 minorth957.25 mi
24 hours12° 41' 03.4"839.67 mieast3° 24' 15.2"234.08 minorth878.47 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 *Sun 1:56 PM1780 km1106 miles961 nmSouth S
Galapagos IslandsSun 12:56 PM2337 km1452 miles1262 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownSun 10:56 AM2788 km1732 miles1505 nmSouthwest SW
LimaSun 1:56 PM3393 km2108 miles1832 nmEast E
GuatemalaSun 12:56 PM3439 km2137 miles1857 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSun 12:56 PM3444 km2140 miles1860 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSun 1:56 PM3490 km2168 miles1884 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico City *Sun 1:56 PM3512 km2182 miles1896 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSun 12:56 PM3526 km2191 miles1904 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSun 12:56 PM3532 km2194 miles1907 nmNortheast NE
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