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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 17:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 20' North, Longitude: 87° 25' 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"1033.39 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 misouth1033.40 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 17:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 15' North, Longitude: 177° 18' 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"935.49 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth935.49 mi
24 hours11° 50' 53.2"764.05 mieast0° 28' 00.5"32.12 misouth765.92 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 AM626 km389 miles338 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSat 11:46 AM627 km390 miles339 nmNortheast NE
DavidSat 12:46 PM648 km403 miles350 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:46 AM731 km454 miles395 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MasayaSat 11:46 AM748 km465 miles404 nmNorth N
ManaguaSat 11:46 AM764 km475 miles412 nmNorth N
San MiguelSat 11:46 AM904 km562 miles488 nmNorth N
San SalvadorSat 11:46 AM945 km587 miles510 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PanamaSat 12:46 PM961 km597 miles519 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaSat 11:46 AM967 km601 miles522 nmNorth N
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