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Day and Night World Map

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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 Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 42' South
Longitude: 87° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.38 meters/second, 1664.6 km/hour, 1034.3 miles/hour or 898.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1034.36 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.35 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.6"5.16 miwest0° 23' 03.0"26.40 misouth26.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 11' North
Longitude: 142° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.53 meters/second, 1517.5 km/hour, 942.9 miles/hour or 819.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.72 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 minorth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 06.3"942.68 miwest0° 03' 02.7"3.49 minorth942.53 mi
24 hours11° 37' 10.1"754.54 mieast0° 46' 51.3"53.73 minorth754.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsThu 11:36 AM501 km312 miles271 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GuayaquilThu 12:36 PM851 km529 miles459 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoThu 12:36 PM1081 km672 miles584 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaThu 12:36 PM1378 km856 miles744 nmSoutheast SE
CaliThu 12:36 PM1485 km923 miles802 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 11:36 AM1654 km1028 miles893 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaThu 12:36 PM1735 km1078 miles937 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MedellinThu 12:36 PM1765 km1096 miles953 nmNortheast NE
BogotaThu 12:36 PM1782 km1107 miles962 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 11:36 AM1866 km1160 miles1008 nmNorth N
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