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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 5:56:00 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 17:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 29' South, Longitude: 92° 01' 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 miSouth1033.02 mi
24 hours0° 04' 17.1"4.92 miWest0° 22' 55.3"26.25 miSouth26.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 17:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 49' North, Longitude: 161° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.64 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"15.64 miWest0° 00' 01.6"0.03 miSouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.6"938.38 miWest0° 01' 38.2"1.88 miSouth938.47 mi
24 hours11° 42' 23.8"757.07 miEast1° 06' 11.8"75.89 miSouth763.57 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 11:56 AM573 km356 miles309 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuayaquilSat 12:56 PM1394 km866 miles752 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoSat 12:56 PM1609 km1000 miles869 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaSat 12:56 PM1801 km1119 miles972 nmEast-southeast ESE
San JoseSat 11:56 AM1918 km1192 miles1035 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CaliSat 12:56 PM1986 km1234 miles1072 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManaguaSat 11:56 AM2050 km1274 miles1107 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaSat 12:56 PM2117 km1316 miles1143 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 11:56 AM2143 km1332 miles1157 nmNorth N
GuatemalaSat 11:56 AM2228 km1384 miles1203 nmNorth N

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