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Day and Night World Map

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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

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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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 28' South
Longitude: 89° 48' 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"1033.11 miwest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 misouth1033.10 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 49' North
Longitude: 163° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.63 meters/second, 1510.7 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"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.6"0.03 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.6"938.42 miwest0° 01' 37.3"1.86 misouth938.51 mi
24 hours11° 42' 24.3"757.12 mieast1° 05' 51.1"75.50 misouth763.56 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 km315 miles273 nmNorth N
GuayaquilSat 12:46 PM1156 km719 miles624 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoSat 12:46 PM1383 km859 miles747 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaSat 12:46 PM1581 km982 miles853 nmEast-southeast ESE
CaliSat 12:46 PM1774 km1102 miles958 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseSat 11:46 AM1818 km1129 miles981 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaSat 12:46 PM1964 km1221 miles1061 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaSat 11:46 AM1988 km1235 miles1073 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BogotaSat 12:46 PM2074 km1288 miles1120 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorSat 11:46 AM2121 km1318 miles1145 nmNorth N
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