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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 Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 20' North, Longitude: 84° 38' 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"1033.31 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 misouth1033.32 mi
24 hours0° 05' 12.9"5.99 miwest0° 22' 40.8"25.97 misouth26.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 15' North, Longitude: 174° 36' 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"935.42 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth935.42 mi
24 hours11° 50' 50.8"763.95 mieast0° 27' 33.5"31.60 misouth765.78 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 PM420 km261 miles227 nmNortheast NE
Santiago de VeraguasSat 12:36 PM506 km314 miles273 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSat 11:36 AM512 km318 miles276 nmNorth N
AlajuelaSat 11:36 AM519 km323 miles280 nmNorth N
PanamaSat 12:36 PM694 km431 miles375 nmNortheast NE
MasayaSat 11:36 AM751 km467 miles405 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManaguaSat 11:36 AM774 km481 miles418 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PortoviejoSat 12:36 PM846 km526 miles457 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:36 AM884 km549 miles477 nmSouthwest SW
QuitoSat 12:36 PM919 km571 miles496 nmSoutheast SE
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