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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 5:46:00 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).

= 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 17:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 20' North, Longitude: 87° 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"1033.31 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 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' 00.0"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 Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlajuelaSat 11:46 AM609 km379 miles329 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San JoseSat 11:46 AM610 km379 miles329 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LiberiaSat 11:46 AM614 km382 miles332 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DavidSat 12:46 PM622 km387 miles336 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimónSat 11:46 AM686 km426 miles370 nmNortheast NE
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:46 AM742 km461 miles401 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MasayaSat 11:46 AM743 km462 miles401 nmNorth N
Santiago de VeraguasSat 12:46 PM746 km463 miles403 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManaguaSat 11:46 AM759 km472 miles410 nmNorth N
LeónSat 11:46 AM785 km488 miles424 nmNorth N

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