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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

UTC time = Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 6:56:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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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 Latitude: 11° 03' South, Longitude: 107° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.35 meters/second, 1639.3 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"1018.48 miWest0° 00' 53.0"1.01 miSouth1018.45 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 Latitude: 16° 54' South, Longitude: 19° 20' 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' 20.7"956.81 miWest0° 07' 33.8"8.67 miNorth957.17 mi
24 hours12° 41' 05.6"839.64 miEast3° 24' 13.1"234.02 miNorth878.43 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 PM1782 km1108 miles962 nmSouth S
Galapagos IslandsSun 12:56 PM2310 km1435 miles1247 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownSun 10:56 AM2812 km1748 miles1519 nmSouthwest SW
LimaSun 1:56 PM3363 km2090 miles1816 nmEast E
GuatemalaSun 12:56 PM3421 km2126 miles1847 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSun 12:56 PM3426 km2129 miles1850 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSun 1:56 PM3460 km2150 miles1868 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico City *Sun 1:56 PM3503 km2177 miles1892 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSun 12:56 PM3504 km2178 miles1892 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSun 12:56 PM3508 km2180 miles1894 nmNortheast NE

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