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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 = Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:46:00 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 Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 17:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 20' North, Longitude: 87° 08' 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 miSouth1033.33 mi
24 hours0° 05' 12.9"5.99 miWest0° 22' 40.8"25.97 miSouth26.66 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 17:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 15' North, Longitude: 177° 01' 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' 00.0"0.00 miNorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 29.8"935.42 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth935.42 mi
24 hours11° 50' 53.0"763.99 miEast0° 27' 57.9"32.06 miSouth765.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlajuelaSat 11:46 AM609 km379 miles329 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San JoseSat 11:46 AM610 km379 miles329 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DavidSat 12:46 PM622 km387 miles336 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:46 AM742 km461 miles401 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MasayaSat 11:46 AM743 km462 miles401 nmNorth N
ManaguaSat 11:46 AM759 km472 miles410 nmNorth N
San MiguelSat 11:46 AM908 km564 miles490 nmNorth N
PanamaSat 12:46 PM933 km580 miles504 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorSat 11:46 AM952 km591 miles514 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TegucigalpaSat 11:46 AM967 km601 miles522 nmNorth N

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