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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 5:36:00 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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 28' South, Longitude: 87° 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"1033.05 miWest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 miSouth1033.03 mi
24 hours0° 04' 17.2"4.92 miWest0° 22' 55.3"26.25 miSouth26.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 49' North, Longitude: 166° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.61 meters/second, 1510.6 km/hour, 938.6 miles/hour or 815.7 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' 01.6"0.03 miSouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.7"938.33 miWest0° 01' 36.2"1.84 miSouth938.41 mi
24 hours11° 42' 25.0"757.05 miEast1° 05' 25.2"75.00 miSouth763.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:36 AM581 km361 miles314 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GuayaquilSat 12:36 PM869 km540 miles469 nmEast-northeast ENE
PortoviejoSat 12:36 PM877 km545 miles474 nmNortheast NE
LojaSat 12:36 PM882 km548 miles476 nmEast E
QuitoSat 12:36 PM1109 km689 miles599 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaSat 12:36 PM1317 km818 miles711 nmSoutheast SE
CaliSat 12:36 PM1527 km949 miles825 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSat 11:36 AM1734 km1078 miles936 nmNorth N
PanamaSat 12:36 PM1803 km1120 miles973 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MedellinSat 12:36 PM1815 km1128 miles980 nmNortheast NE

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