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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Friday, October 5, 2012 at 4:36:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 16:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 04' South, Longitude: 71° 56' West

The ground speed is currently 462.12 meters/second, 1663.6 kilometres/hour, 1033.7 miles/hour or 898.3 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1033.72 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1033.70 mi
24 hours0° 04' 23.7"5.05 miWest0° 22' 59.6"26.33 miSouth26.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 16:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 57' North, Longitude: 169° 14' East

The ground speed is currently 419.29 meters/second, 1509.4 kilometres/hour, 937.9 miles/hour or 815.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.63 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 49.4"937.59 miWest0° 00' 50.8"0.97 miNorth937.55 mi
24 hours348° 18' 06.0"755.80 miWest0° 06' 43.0"7.70 miSouth756.13 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
IquitosFri 11:36 AM206 km128 miles111 nmNorthwest NW
TabatingaFri 12:36 PM241 km150 miles130 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio BrancoFri 12:36 PM707 km440 miles382 nmSoutheast SE
MitúFri 11:36 AM725 km451 miles392 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CuencaFri 11:36 AM821 km510 miles443 nmWest-northwest WNW
TrujilloFri 11:36 AM853 km530 miles461 nmWest-southwest WSW
Machu Picchu PuebloFri 11:36 AM896 km557 miles484 nmSouth S
QuitoFri 11:36 AM907 km563 miles489 nmNorthwest NW
RiberaltaFri 12:36 PM923 km573 miles498 nmSoutheast SE
GuayaquilFri 11:36 AM939 km583 miles507 nmWest-northwest WNW

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