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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 = Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 4:36:00 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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 16:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 50' South, Longitude: 72° 05' West

The ground speed is currently 461.53 meters/second, 1661.5 kilometres/hour, 1032.4 miles/hour or 897.1 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"17.21 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.6"1032.39 miWest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 miSouth1032.38 mi
24 hours0° 04' 10.8"4.79 miWest0° 22' 51.1"26.17 miSouth26.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 16:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 48' North, Longitude: 167° 21' West

The ground speed is currently 422.42 meters/second, 1520.7 kilometres/hour, 944.9 miles/hour or 821.1 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' 30.7"15.75 miWest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 miSouth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 30' 46.3"944.63 miWest0° 03' 50.1"4.40 miSouth944.83 mi
24 hours11° 39' 46.4"759.21 miEast1° 57' 58.1"135.23 miSouth775.60 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
Cruzeiro do SulSun 12:36 PM209 km130 miles113 nmSouth-southwest SSW
IquitosSun 11:36 AM265 km164 miles143 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio BrancoSun 12:36 PM656 km408 miles354 nmSoutheast SE
CobijaSun 12:36 PM680 km423 miles367 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TrujilloSun 11:36 AM808 km502 miles436 nmWest-southwest WSW
Machu Picchu PuebloSun 11:36 AM811 km504 miles438 nmSouth S
MitúSun 11:36 AM811 km504 miles438 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CuencaSun 11:36 AM834 km518 miles451 nmWest-northwest WNW
RiberaltaSun 12:36 PM876 km544 miles473 nmSoutheast SE
LimaSun 11:36 AM877 km545 miles474 nmSouthwest SW

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