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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 = Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:26:00 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 Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 17:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 21' North, Longitude: 82° 08' West

The ground speed is currently 461.94 meters/second, 1663.0 kilometres/hour, 1033.3 miles/hour or 897.9 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"17.22 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.9"1033.30 miWest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 miSouth1033.32 mi
24 hours0° 05' 12.9"5.99 miWest0° 22' 40.7"25.97 miSouth26.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 17:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 15' North, Longitude: 172° 11' West

The ground speed is currently 418.32 meters/second, 1506.0 kilometres/hour, 935.8 miles/hour or 813.2 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' 30.4"15.60 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miNorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 30.0"935.43 miWest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 miNorth935.43 mi
24 hours11° 50' 48.5"763.92 miEast0° 27' 09.2"31.14 miSouth765.71 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
Santiago de VeraguasSat 12:26 PM330 km205 miles178 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DavidSat 12:26 PM343 km213 miles185 nmNorth N
PanamaSat 12:26 PM496 km308 miles268 nmNortheast NE
ColónSat 12:26 PM508 km316 miles274 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimónSat 11:26 AM523 km325 miles283 nmNorth N
San JoseSat 11:26 AM551 km342 miles298 nmNorth-northwest NNW
EsmeraldasSat 12:26 PM557 km346 miles301 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AlajuelaSat 11:26 AM565 km351 miles305 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CaliSat 12:26 PM659 km410 miles356 nmEast-southeast ESE
LiberiaSat 11:26 AM689 km428 miles372 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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