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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 8:06:00 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 20:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 04' South, Longitude: 125° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.32 meters/second, 1639.2 km/hour, 1018.5 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"1018.42 miWest0° 00' 53.0"1.01 miSouth1018.39 mi
24 hours0° 02' 11.1"2.47 miWest0° 21' 06.6"24.18 miSouth24.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 20:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 45' South, Longitude: 36° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.21 meters/second, 1541.5 km/hour, 957.9 miles/hour or 832.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"15.96 miWest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 miNorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 27' 26.6"957.66 miWest0° 07' 40.1"8.79 miNorth958.02 mi
24 hours12° 38' 50.1"837.81 miEast3° 26' 22.6"236.49 miNorth877.30 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSun 12:06 PM1629 km1012 miles880 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:06 PM2443 km1518 miles1319 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteSun 10:06 AM2705 km1681 miles1460 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiMon 10:06 AM3817 km2372 miles2061 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSun 10:06 AM3839 km2385 miles2073 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 2:06 PM4110 km2554 miles2219 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico City *Sun 3:06 PM4432 km2754 miles2393 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaSun 2:06 PM4778 km2969 miles2580 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSun 2:06 PM4842 km3009 miles2615 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiSun 9:06 AM4858 km3019 miles2623 nmWest-southwest WSW

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