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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 = 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).

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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 of the movement is currently 462.11 meters/second, 1663.6 km/hour, 1033.7 miles/hour or 898.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 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 of the movement is currently 419.24 meters/second, 1509.3 km/hour, 937.8 miles/hour or 814.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsFri 11:36 AM549 km341 miles297 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GuayaquilFri 12:36 PM845 km525 miles456 nmEast-northeast ENE
PortoviejoFri 12:36 PM848 km527 miles458 nmEast-northeast ENE
LojaFri 12:36 PM867 km539 miles468 nmEast E
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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