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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 6:36:00 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 18:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 06' South, Longitude: 101° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.10 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"1033.66 miWest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 miSouth1033.65 mi
24 hours0° 04' 23.3"5.04 miWest0° 22' 59.2"26.33 miSouth26.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 59' North, Longitude: 140° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.20 meters/second, 1509.1 km/hour, 937.7 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' 00.7"0.01 miNorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.3"937.41 miWest0° 00' 39.0"0.75 miNorth937.37 mi
24 hours11° 42' 06.5"755.90 miEast0° 11' 25.6"13.10 miSouth756.49 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 12:36 PM1449 km900 miles782 nmEast-northeast ENE
Acapulco *Fri 1:36 PM2440 km1516 miles1317 nmNorth N
GuayaquilFri 1:36 PM2470 km1535 miles1334 nmEast E
San SalvadorFri 12:36 PM2512 km1561 miles1356 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaFri 12:36 PM2518 km1565 miles1360 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Fri 1:36 PM2556 km1588 miles1380 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManaguaFri 12:36 PM2580 km1603 miles1393 nmNortheast NE
San JoseFri 12:36 PM2586 km1607 miles1396 nmNortheast NE
QuitoFri 1:36 PM2660 km1653 miles1436 nmEast E
TegucigalpaFri 12:36 PM2676 km1663 miles1445 nmNortheast NE

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