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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 6:26:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 18:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 29' South, Longitude: 99° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.82 meters/second, 1662.5 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"1033.02 miWest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 miSouth1033.01 mi
24 hours0° 04' 17.0"4.92 miWest0° 22' 55.2"26.25 miSouth26.70 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 18:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 154° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.67 meters/second, 1510.8 km/hour, 938.8 miles/hour or 815.8 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"938.46 miWest0° 01' 41.1"1.93 miSouth938.55 mi
24 hours11° 42' 21.8"757.11 miEast1° 07' 21.5"77.23 miSouth763.78 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 12:26 PM1213 km754 miles655 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilSat 1:26 PM2209 km1373 miles1193 nmEast E
QuitoSat 1:26 PM2406 km1495 miles1299 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorSat 12:26 PM2409 km1497 miles1301 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San JoseSat 12:26 PM2416 km1501 miles1304 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaSat 12:26 PM2434 km1512 miles1314 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSat 12:26 PM2440 km1516 miles1318 nmNortheast NE
Acapulco *Sat 1:26 PM2472 km1536 miles1335 nmNorth N
TegucigalpaSat 12:26 PM2557 km1589 miles1381 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaSat 1:26 PM2576 km1601 miles1391 nmEast-southeast ESE

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