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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 areas 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 is currently 461.65 meters/second, 1661.9 kilometres/hour, 1032.7 miles/hour or 897.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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 is currently 419.92 meters/second, 1511.7 kilometres/hour, 939.3 miles/hour or 816.3 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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 Its Zenith

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

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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
LimónFri 11:36 AM502 km312 miles271 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LiberiaFri 11:36 AM552 km343 miles298 nmNorth N
ColónFri 12:36 PM652 km405 miles352 nmNortheast NE
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

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