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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 = Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 5:36:00 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 Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 58' North, Longitude: 84° 43' West

The ground speed is currently 462.22 meters/second, 1664.0 kilometres/hour, 1033.9 miles/hour or 898.5 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"17.23 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1033.92 miWest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 miSouth1033.94 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.7"6.02 miWest0° 22' 46.0"26.07 miSouth26.76 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 47' North, Longitude: 162° 45' West

The ground speed is currently 419.50 meters/second, 1510.2 kilometres/hour, 938.4 miles/hour or 815.4 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' 30.2"15.64 miWest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 miSouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 17.1"938.08 miWest0° 02' 24.9"2.77 miSouth938.20 mi
24 hours11° 53' 49.5"769.51 miEast1° 25' 47.2"98.35 miSouth779.29 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
DavidSun 12:36 PM459 km285 miles248 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago de VeraguasSun 12:36 PM540 km335 miles291 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSun 11:36 AM554 km344 miles299 nmNorth N
AlajuelaSun 11:36 AM562 km349 miles303 nmNorth N
LimónSun 11:36 AM587 km365 miles317 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LiberiaSun 11:36 AM632 km392 miles341 nmNorth N
ColónSun 12:36 PM721 km448 miles389 nmNortheast NE
PanamaSun 12:36 PM727 km452 miles393 nmNortheast NE
MasayaSun 11:36 AM790 km491 miles427 nmNorth N
ManaguaSun 11:36 AM812 km505 miles439 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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