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Day and Night World Map

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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 20' North
Longitude: 84° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.94 meters/second, 1663.0 km/hour, 1033.3 miles/hour or 897.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.9"1033.38 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 misouth1033.39 mi
24 hours0° 05' 12.9"5.99 miwest0° 22' 40.8"25.98 misouth26.66 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 15' North
Longitude: 174° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.32 meters/second, 1506.0 km/hour, 935.8 miles/hour or 813.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position 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' 29.9"935.49 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth935.49 mi
24 hours11° 50' 51.0"764.01 mieast0° 27' 36.2"31.65 misouth765.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DavidSat 12:36 PM438 km272 miles237 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSat 11:36 AM516 km321 miles279 nmNorth N
AlajuelaSat 11:36 AM523 km325 miles282 nmNorth N
Santiago de VeraguasSat 12:36 PM531 km330 miles287 nmNortheast NE
PanamaSat 12:36 PM720 km447 miles389 nmNortheast NE
MasayaSat 11:36 AM745 km463 miles402 nmNorth N
ManaguaSat 11:36 AM767 km477 miles414 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:36 AM865 km537 miles467 nmSouthwest SW
QuitoSat 12:36 PM943 km586 miles509 nmSoutheast SE
CaliSat 12:36 PM958 km595 miles517 nmEast-southeast ESE
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