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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 = Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 4:46:00 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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 16:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 27' South, Longitude: 74° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.84 meters/second, 1662.6 km/hour, 1033.1 miles/hour or 897.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 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' 17.3"4.92 miWest0° 22' 55.5"26.25 miSouth26.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 16:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 50' North, Longitude: 178° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.55 meters/second, 1510.4 km/hour, 938.5 miles/hour or 815.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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"938.20 miWest0° 01' 31.3"1.75 miSouth938.28 mi
24 hours348° 17' 31.8"757.00 miWest1° 03' 28.7"72.78 miSouth763.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
IquitosSat 11:46 AM235 km146 miles127 nmNortheast NE
LojaSat 11:46 AM545 km339 miles294 nmWest-northwest WNW
AmbatoSat 11:46 AM652 km405 miles352 nmNorthwest NW
GuayaquilSat 11:46 AM697 km433 miles376 nmWest-northwest WNW
QuitoSat 11:46 AM730 km454 miles394 nmNorthwest NW
LimaSat 11:46 AM781 km485 miles422 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FlorenciaSat 11:46 AM792 km492 miles427 nmNorth N
PortoviejoSat 11:46 AM820 km510 miles443 nmNorthwest NW
Machu Picchu PuebloSat 11:46 AM879 km546 miles475 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MitúSat 11:46 AM882 km548 miles476 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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