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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 Friday, September 7, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 43' North, Longitude: 84° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.65 meters/second, 1661.9 km/hour, 1032.7 miles/hour or 897.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.72 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 misouth1032.74 mi
24 hours0° 05' 10.8"5.94 miwest0° 22' 35.3"25.87 misouth26.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 45' North, Longitude: 173° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.91 meters/second, 1511.7 km/hour, 939.3 miles/hour or 816.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.66 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 minorth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 53.9"939.05 miwest0° 02' 22.3"2.72 minorth938.94 mi
24 hours348° 16' 38.5"758.49 miwest0° 30' 00.7"34.41 minorth758.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DavidFri 12:36 PM400 km249 miles216 nmNortheast NE
San JoseFri 11:36 AM473 km294 miles256 nmNorth N
AlajuelaFri 11:36 AM480 km298 miles259 nmNorth N
Santiago de VeraguasFri 12:36 PM500 km311 miles270 nmEast-northeast ENE
PanamaFri 12:36 PM689 km428 miles372 nmEast-northeast ENE
MasayaFri 11:36 AM706 km439 miles381 nmNorth N
ManaguaFri 11:36 AM728 km453 miles393 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Galapagos IslandsFri 11:36 AM904 km562 miles488 nmSouthwest SW
San MiguelFri 11:36 AM934 km580 miles504 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CaliFri 12:36 PM959 km596 miles518 nmEast-southeast ESE
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