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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 7:08:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 19:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 07' South, Longitude: 109° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.09 meters/second, 1663.5 km/hour, 1033.7 miles/hour or 898.2 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"1033.65 miWest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 miSouth1033.64 mi
24 hours0° 04' 23.2"5.04 miWest0° 22' 59.1"26.32 miSouth26.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 19:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 59' North, Longitude: 132° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.19 meters/second, 1509.1 km/hour, 937.7 miles/hour or 814.8 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' 00.6"0.01 miNorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.1"937.36 miWest0° 00' 36.0"0.69 miNorth937.33 mi
24 hours11° 42' 09.6"755.92 miEast0° 12' 40.8"14.54 miSouth756.59 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 1:08 PM2309 km1435 miles1247 nmEast E
Easter Island *Fri 2:08 PM2432 km1511 miles1313 nmSouth S
Mexico City *Fri 2:08 PM2961 km1840 miles1599 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaFri 1:08 PM3058 km1900 miles1651 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownFri 11:08 AM3084 km1916 miles1665 nmSouthwest SW
San SalvadorFri 1:08 PM3096 km1924 miles1672 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaFri 1:08 PM3243 km2015 miles1751 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaFri 1:08 PM3290 km2044 miles1776 nmNortheast NE
San JoseFri 1:08 PM3316 km2060 miles1790 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelmopanFri 1:08 PM3397 km2111 miles1834 nmNortheast NE

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