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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 areas 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 6:46:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 18:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 29' South, Longitude: 104° 31' West

The ground speed is currently 461.81 meters/second, 1662.5 kilometres/hour, 1033.0 miles/hour or 897.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"1033.01 miWest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 miSouth1033.00 mi
24 hours0° 04' 16.9"4.91 miWest0° 22' 55.1"26.25 miSouth26.70 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 18:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 47' North, Longitude: 149° 30' East

The ground speed is currently 419.70 meters/second, 1510.9 kilometres/hour, 938.8 miles/hour or 815.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.65 miWest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 miSouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.6"938.52 miWest0° 01' 43.1"1.97 miSouth938.61 mi
24 hours11° 42' 20.5"757.13 miEast1° 08' 08.1"78.12 miSouth763.92 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsSat 12:46 PM1734 km1077 miles936 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Sat 1:46 PM2444 km1519 miles1320 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Acapulco *Sat 1:46 PM2524 km1568 miles1363 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSat 12:46 PM2707 km1682 miles1461 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 12:46 PM2715 km1687 miles1466 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaSat 12:46 PM2809 km1745 miles1517 nmNortheast NE
Mexico City *Sat 1:46 PM2818 km1751 miles1522 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San JoseSat 12:46 PM2836 km1762 miles1531 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaSat 12:46 PM2889 km1795 miles1560 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSat 1:46 PM2949 km1832 miles1592 nmEast E

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