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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 6:20:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 18:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 43' South, Longitude: 97° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.37 meters/second, 1664.5 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"1034.27 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1034.26 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.4"5.16 miWest0° 23' 02.9"26.40 miSouth26.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 18:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 14' North, Longitude: 132° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.42 meters/second, 1517.1 km/hour, 942.7 miles/hour or 819.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.71 miWest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 miNorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 05.7"942.38 miWest0° 02' 58.7"3.41 miNorth942.24 mi
24 hours11° 37' 22.6"754.53 miEast0° 45' 12.7"51.84 miNorth754.47 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 12:20 PM1011 km628 miles546 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilThu 1:20 PM2016 km1253 miles1089 nmEast E
QuitoThu 1:20 PM2209 km1373 miles1193 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseThu 12:20 PM2227 km1384 miles1203 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 12:20 PM2251 km1398 miles1215 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaThu 12:20 PM2265 km1407 miles1223 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaThu 12:20 PM2286 km1420 miles1234 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TegucigalpaThu 12:20 PM2391 km1485 miles1291 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Acapulco *Thu 1:20 PM2396 km1489 miles1294 nmNorth N
LimaThu 1:20 PM2432 km1511 miles1313 nmEast-southeast ESE

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