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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 17:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 29' South
Longitude: 92° 18' 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' 17.1"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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 49' North
Longitude: 161° 19' 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"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.6"0.03 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.6"938.45 miwest0° 01' 38.4"1.88 misouth938.54 mi
24 hours11° 42' 23.8"757.13 mieast1° 06' 14.2"75.95 misouth763.63 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 AM588 km365 miles317 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuayaquilSat 12:56 PM1423 km884 miles768 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoSat 12:56 PM1639 km1019 miles885 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaSat 12:56 PM1829 km1136 miles988 nmEast-southeast ESE
San JoseSat 11:56 AM1932 km1201 miles1043 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSat 11:56 AM2060 km1280 miles1112 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaSat 12:56 PM2138 km1328 miles1154 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 11:56 AM2148 km1335 miles1160 nmNorth N
GuatemalaSat 11:56 AM2230 km1386 miles1204 nmNorth N
TegucigalpaSat 11:56 AM2234 km1388 miles1206 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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