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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, September 7, 2012 at 5:36:00 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, September 7, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 43' North, Longitude: 84° 33' 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"1032.65 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 miSouth1032.66 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° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.92 meters/second, 1511.7 km/hour, 939.3 miles/hour or 816.3 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"938.99 miWest0° 02' 22.4"2.72 miNorth938.87 mi
24 hours348° 16' 38.9"758.43 miWest0° 30' 03.3"34.46 miNorth757.95 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 PM380 km236 miles205 nmNortheast NE
San JoseFri 11:36 AM469 km291 miles253 nmNorth N
Santiago de VeraguasFri 12:36 PM474 km295 miles256 nmNortheast NE
AlajuelaFri 11:36 AM477 km296 miles257 nmNorth N
PanamaFri 12:36 PM663 km412 miles358 nmEast-northeast ENE
MasayaFri 11:36 AM713 km443 miles385 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManaguaFri 11:36 AM736 km457 miles397 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PortoviejoFri 12:36 PM876 km545 miles473 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Galapagos IslandsFri 11:36 AM922 km573 miles498 nmSouthwest SW
CaliFri 12:36 PM927 km576 miles501 nmEast-southeast ESE

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