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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 5:46:00 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 17:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 28' South, Longitude: 89° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.82 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"1033.04 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 17:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 49' North, Longitude: 164° 00' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.62 meters/second, 1510.6 km/hour, 938.7 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' 42.6"938.35 miWest0° 01' 37.3"1.86 miSouth938.44 mi
24 hours11° 42' 24.5"757.06 miEast1° 05' 48.5"75.45 miSouth763.50 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 11:46 AM506 km314 miles273 nmNorth N
GuayaquilSat 12:46 PM1128 km701 miles609 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoSat 12:46 PM1354 km841 miles731 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaSat 12:46 PM1553 km965 miles839 nmEast-southeast ESE
CaliSat 12:46 PM1749 km1087 miles945 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSat 11:46 AM1807 km1123 miles976 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaSat 12:46 PM1947 km1210 miles1051 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaSat 11:46 AM1982 km1231 miles1070 nmNorth N
BogotaSat 12:46 PM2046 km1271 miles1105 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorSat 11:46 AM2121 km1318 miles1145 nmNorth N

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