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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 Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 58' North, Longitude: 85° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.22 meters/second, 1664.0 km/hour, 1033.9 miles/hour or 898.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1034.00 miwest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 misouth1034.01 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: 163° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.50 meters/second, 1510.2 km/hour, 938.4 miles/hour or 815.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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"938.15 miwest0° 02' 25.0"2.77 misouth938.27 mi
24 hours11° 53' 49.5"769.57 mieast1° 25' 50.0"98.41 misouth779.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DavidSun 12:36 PM477 km297 miles258 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSun 11:36 AM559 km347 miles302 nmNorth N
Santiago de VeraguasSun 12:36 PM564 km350 miles304 nmNortheast NE
AlajuelaSun 11:36 AM566 km351 miles305 nmNorth N
PanamaSun 12:36 PM752 km467 miles406 nmNortheast NE
MasayaSun 11:36 AM785 km488 miles424 nmNorth N
ManaguaSun 11:36 AM807 km501 miles436 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsSun 11:36 AM826 km513 miles446 nmSouthwest SW
QuitoSun 12:36 PM923 km574 miles499 nmSoutheast SE
CaliSun 12:36 PM960 km596 miles518 nmEast E
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