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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 = Thursday, October 4, 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).

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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 Latitude: 4° 42' South, Longitude: 86° 52' 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"1034.29 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1034.28 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 Latitude: 20° 11' North, Longitude: 143° 06' 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"942.62 miWest0° 03' 02.7"3.49 miNorth942.47 mi
24 hours11° 37' 09.7"754.48 miEast0° 46' 53.8"53.77 miNorth754.49 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 AM519 km322 miles280 nmNorthwest NW
PortoviejoThu 12:36 PM819 km509 miles442 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilThu 12:36 PM822 km511 miles444 nmEast-northeast ENE
LojaThu 12:36 PM854 km531 miles461 nmEast E
QuitoThu 12:36 PM1053 km654 miles569 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaThu 12:36 PM1354 km841 miles731 nmSoutheast SE
CaliThu 12:36 PM1461 km908 miles789 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 11:36 AM1648 km1024 miles890 nmNorth N
PanamaThu 12:36 PM1720 km1069 miles929 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MedellinThu 12:36 PM1744 km1084 miles942 nmNortheast NE

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