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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 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).

= 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 17:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 05' South, Longitude: 86° 56' West

The ground speed is currently 462.11 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"1033.69 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1033.68 mi
24 hours0° 04' 23.5"5.04 miWest0° 22' 59.4"26.33 miSouth26.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 58' North, Longitude: 154° 44' East

The ground speed is currently 419.24 meters/second, 1509.3 kilometres/hour, 937.8 miles/hour or 814.9 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' 00.8"0.02 miNorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.8"937.49 miWest0° 00' 44.9"0.86 miNorth937.45 mi
24 hours11° 42' 00.4"755.85 miEast0° 09' 04.2"10.40 miSouth756.30 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
Galapagos IslandsFri 11:36 AM549 km341 miles297 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GuayaquilFri 12:36 PM845 km525 miles456 nmEast-northeast ENE
CuencaFri 12:36 PM914 km568 miles493 nmEast-northeast ENE
TrujilloFri 12:36 PM937 km582 miles506 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoFri 12:36 PM1081 km672 miles584 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaFri 12:36 PM1335 km829 miles721 nmSoutheast SE
CaliFri 12:36 PM1494 km928 miles807 nmNortheast NE
San JoseFri 11:36 AM1691 km1051 miles913 nmNorth N
PanamaFri 12:36 PM1761 km1094 miles951 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MedellinFri 12:36 PM1779 km1106 miles961 nmNortheast NE

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