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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 5:16:00 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 17:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 28' South, Longitude: 82° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.83 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"1033.06 miWest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 miSouth1033.04 mi
24 hours0° 04' 17.3"4.92 miWest0° 22' 55.4"26.25 miSouth26.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 17:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 50' North, Longitude: 171° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.59 meters/second, 1510.5 km/hour, 938.6 miles/hour or 815.6 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"938.27 miWest0° 01' 34.4"1.80 miSouth938.36 mi
24 hours348° 17' 33.7"757.03 miWest1° 04' 38.6"74.11 miSouth763.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PiuraSat 12:16 PM155 km96 miles84 nmEast E
LojaSat 12:16 PM351 km218 miles190 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilSat 12:16 PM429 km267 miles232 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PortoviejoSat 12:16 PM518 km322 miles280 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AmbatoSat 12:16 PM599 km372 miles323 nmNortheast NE
Santo Domingo (Ecuador)Sat 12:16 PM657 km408 miles355 nmNorth-northeast NNE
QuitoSat 12:16 PM698 km434 miles377 nmNortheast NE
LimaSat 12:16 PM912 km567 miles492 nmSoutheast SE
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:16 AM983 km611 miles531 nmWest-northwest WNW
CaliSat 12:16 PM1156 km718 miles624 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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