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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.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= 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)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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## Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 19:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 30' South, Longitude: 117° 01' West

The ground speed is currently 461.80 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"1032.99 miWest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 miSouth1032.98 mi
24 hours0° 04' 16.6"4.91 miWest0° 22' 55.0"26.24 miSouth26.70 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 19:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 46' North, Longitude: 137° 24' East

The ground speed is currently 419.77 meters/second, 1511.2 kilometres/hour, 939.0 miles/hour or 816.0 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' 01.8"0.03 miSouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.6"938.67 miWest0° 01' 48.0"2.07 miSouth938.76 mi
24 hours11° 42' 16.8"757.18 miEast1° 10' 04.1"80.34 miSouth764.28 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
Easter Island *Sat 2:36 PM2524 km1568 miles1363 nm SSE
AdamstownSat 11:36 AM2576 km1601 miles1391 nm SSW
Galapagos IslandsSat 1:36 PM3089 km1919 miles1668 nm E
Mexico City *Sat 2:36 PM3383 km2102 miles1827 nm NE
GuatemalaSat 1:36 PM3674 km2283 miles1984 nm NE
San SalvadorSat 1:36 PM3737 km2322 miles2018 nm NE
PapeeteSat 9:36 AM3783 km2350 miles2042 nm WSW
HermosilloSat 12:36 PM3882 km2412 miles2096 nm N
ManaguaSat 1:36 PM3925 km2439 miles2119 nm ENE
TegucigalpaSat 1:36 PM3943 km2450 miles2129 nm NE