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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 = Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 6:18:00 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 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 18:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 20' South, Longitude: 97° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.62 meters/second, 1665.4 km/hour, 1034.8 miles/hour or 899.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.25 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1034.82 miWest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 miSouth1034.81 mi
24 hours0° 04' 35.0"5.27 miWest0° 23' 06.3"26.46 miSouth26.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 18:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 35' North, Longitude: 121° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.92 meters/second, 1533.3 km/hour, 952.8 miles/hour or 827.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.88 miWest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 miNorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 31' 32.2"952.47 miWest0° 05' 08.7"5.90 miNorth952.24 mi
24 hours11° 28' 24.2"752.40 miEast1° 38' 57.6"113.45 miNorth757.21 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsWed 12:18 PM936 km581 miles505 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilWed 1:18 PM1947 km1210 miles1052 nmEast E
QuitoWed 1:18 PM2137 km1328 miles1154 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseWed 12:18 PM2153 km1338 miles1162 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorWed 12:18 PM2185 km1358 miles1180 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaWed 12:18 PM2193 km1363 miles1184 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaWed 12:18 PM2224 km1382 miles1201 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TegucigalpaWed 12:18 PM2322 km1443 miles1254 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Acapulco *Wed 1:18 PM2361 km1467 miles1275 nmNorth N
LimaWed 1:18 PM2388 km1484 miles1290 nmEast-southeast ESE

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