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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 = Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 4:36:00 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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 16:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 27' South, Longitude: 72° 01' West

The ground speed is currently 461.84 meters/second, 1662.6 kilometres/hour, 1033.1 miles/hour or 897.7 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"17.22 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1033.07 miWest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 miSouth1033.06 mi
24 hours0° 04' 17.4"4.93 miWest0° 22' 55.5"26.25 miSouth26.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 16:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 51' North, Longitude: 179° 04' West

The ground speed is currently 419.54 meters/second, 1510.4 kilometres/hour, 938.5 miles/hour or 815.5 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' 30.6"15.64 miWest0° 00' 01.5"0.03 miSouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.7"938.17 miWest0° 01' 30.4"1.73 miSouth938.25 mi
24 hours11° 42' 28.7"756.99 miEast1° 03' 05.4"72.33 miSouth763.02 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
IquitosSat 11:36 AM233 km145 miles126 nmNorthwest NW
Rio BrancoSat 12:36 PM681 km423 miles368 nmSoutheast SE
MitúSat 11:36 AM768 km477 miles415 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CuencaSat 11:36 AM826 km514 miles446 nmWest-northwest WNW
TrujilloSat 11:36 AM829 km515 miles448 nmWest-southwest WSW
Machu Picchu PuebloSat 11:36 AM854 km530 miles461 nmSouth S
RiberaltaSat 12:36 PM899 km558 miles485 nmSoutheast SE
LimaSat 11:36 AM916 km569 miles494 nmSouthwest SW
QuitoSat 11:36 AM926 km575 miles500 nmNorthwest NW
GuayaquilSat 11:36 AM946 km588 miles511 nmWest-northwest WNW

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