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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 = Friday, April 12, 2013 at 8:34:00 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 Friday, April 12, 2013 at 20:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 58' North, Longitude: 128° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.27 meters/second, 1649.8 km/hour, 1025.1 miles/hour or 890.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.09 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.09 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.4"1025.05 miWest0° 00' 54.5"1.04 miNorth1025.03 mi
24 hours0° 03' 45.8"4.29 miWest0° 21' 43.0"24.88 miNorth25.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, April 12, 2013 at 20:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 40' North, Longitude: 100° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.86 meters/second, 1540.3 km/hour, 957.1 miles/hour or 831.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.95 miWest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 miNorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.8"956.84 miWest0° 05' 13.1"5.98 miNorth956.63 mi
24 hours11° 38' 45.9"767.71 miEast1° 40' 35.7"115.31 miNorth772.68 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HermosilloFri 1:34 PM2873 km1785 miles1551 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Fri 1:34 PM2962 km1841 miles1600 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixFri 1:34 PM3183 km1978 miles1718 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Fri 1:34 PM3245 km2017 miles1752 nmNorth N
Las Vegas *Fri 1:34 PM3291 km2045 miles1777 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KiritimatiSat 10:34 AM3306 km2054 miles1785 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Fri 3:34 PM3351 km2082 miles1809 nmEast-northeast ENE
HonoluluFri 10:34 AM3445 km2141 miles1860 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteFri 10:34 AM3748 km2329 miles2024 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownFri 12:34 PM3771 km2343 miles2036 nmSouth S

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