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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 = Monday, September 17, 2012 at 4:48:00 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 Monday, September 17, 2012 at 16:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 55' North, Longitude: 73° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.69 meters/second, 1669.3 km/hour, 1037.2 miles/hour or 901.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.3"1037.24 miWest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 miSouth1037.25 mi
24 hours0° 05' 19.9"6.14 miWest0° 23' 14.8"26.62 miSouth27.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 16:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 40' South, Longitude: 54° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.93 meters/second, 1587.4 km/hour, 986.3 miles/hour or 857.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.44 miWest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 miSouth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 27' 41.6"986.15 miWest0° 11' 42.6"13.41 miSouth985.95 mi
24 hours13° 10' 14.5"898.14 miEast4° 22' 38.0"300.88 miSouth940.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San José del GuaviareMon 11:48 AM114 km71 miles61 nmNortheast NE
FlorenciaMon 11:48 AM245 km152 miles132 nmWest W
VillavicencioMon 11:48 AM249 km155 miles135 nmNorth N
BogotaMon 11:48 AM310 km193 miles167 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MitúMon 11:48 AM362 km225 miles196 nmEast-southeast ESE
CaliMon 11:48 AM379 km236 miles205 nmWest-northwest WNW
PereiraMon 11:48 AM408 km254 miles220 nmNorthwest NW
ManizalesMon 11:48 AM419 km260 miles226 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MedellinMon 11:48 AM537 km334 miles290 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BucaramangaMon 11:48 AM578 km359 miles312 nmNorth N

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