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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, April 15, 2012 at 17:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 06' North, Longitude: 83° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.77 meters/second, 1644.4 km/hour, 1021.8 miles/hour or 887.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.03 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.03 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.8"1021.68 miwest0° 00' 53.2"1.02 minorth1021.66 mi
24 hours0° 03' 29.8"3.97 miwest0° 21' 12.9"24.30 minorth24.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 17:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 52' South, Longitude: 143° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.29 meters/second, 1599.4 km/hour, 993.8 miles/hour or 863.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.56 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 32' 23.5"993.73 miwest0° 10' 50.7"12.42 minorth994.05 mi
24 hours10° 49' 10.0"739.48 mieast4° 26' 44.1"305.49 minorth803.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimónSun 11:32 AM11 km7 miles6 nmSouth S
San JoseSun 11:32 AM117 km73 miles63 nmWest W
AlajuelaSun 11:32 AM130 km81 miles70 nmWest W
BoqueteSun 12:32 PM160 km99 miles86 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DavidSun 12:32 PM196 km122 miles106 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santiago de VeraguasSun 12:32 PM315 km196 miles170 nmSoutheast SE
MasayaSun 11:32 AM395 km245 miles213 nmWest-northwest WNW
PanamaSun 12:32 PM404 km251 miles218 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManaguaSun 11:32 AM420 km261 miles227 nmWest-northwest WNW
Puerto CabezasSun 11:32 AM437 km271 miles236 nmNorth N
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