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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 Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 20:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 04' South, Longitude: 125° 39' 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"1018.49 miwest0° 00' 53.0"1.01 misouth1018.46 mi
24 hours0° 02' 11.1"2.47 miwest0° 21' 06.6"24.19 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° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.21 meters/second, 1541.6 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"15.97 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 minorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 27' 26.7"957.74 miwest0° 07' 40.3"8.79 minorth958.10 mi
24 hours12° 38' 48.0"837.83 mieast3° 26' 24.6"236.54 minorth877.34 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 PM1620 km1007 miles875 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:06 PM2463 km1530 miles1330 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteSun 10:06 AM2676 km1663 miles1445 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiMon 10:06 AM3789 km2354 miles2046 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSun 10:06 AM3810 km2368 miles2057 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 2:06 PM4140 km2572 miles2235 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico City *Sun 3:06 PM4452 km2766 miles2404 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaSun 2:06 PM4802 km2984 miles2593 nmNortheast NE
AlofiSun 9:06 AM4829 km3000 miles2607 nmWest-southwest WSW
San SalvadorSun 2:06 PM4868 km3025 miles2628 nmEast-northeast ENE
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