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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

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 17:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 05' South, Longitude: 89° 43' 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"1033.76 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1033.74 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 17:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 58' North, Longitude: 152° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.24 meters/second, 1509.2 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"0.01 minorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.7"937.54 miwest0° 00' 43.9"0.84 minorth937.50 mi
24 hours11° 42' 01.6"755.91 mieast0° 09' 30.4"10.90 misouth756.39 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 11:46 AM464 km288 miles250 nmNorth N
GuayaquilFri 12:46 PM1136 km706 miles614 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoFri 12:46 PM1358 km844 miles733 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaFri 12:46 PM1594 km991 miles861 nmEast-southeast ESE
CaliFri 12:46 PM1744 km1084 miles942 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseFri 11:46 AM1775 km1103 miles959 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaFri 12:46 PM1925 km1196 miles1040 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaFri 11:46 AM1944 km1208 miles1050 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BogotaFri 12:46 PM2044 km1270 miles1104 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorFri 11:46 AM2079 km1292 miles1122 nmNorth N
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