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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 = 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).

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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 of the movement is currently 461.53 meters/second, 1661.5 km/hour, 1032.4 miles/hour or 897.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 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 of the movement is currently 422.42 meters/second, 1520.7 km/hour, 944.9 miles/hour or 821.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Cruzeiro do SulSun 12:36 PM209 km130 miles113 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Rio BrancoSun 12:36 PM656 km408 miles354 nmSoutheast SE
CobijaSun 12:36 PM680 km423 miles367 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Machu Picchu PuebloSun 11:36 AM811 km504 miles438 nmSouth S
MitúSun 11:36 AM811 km504 miles438 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LojaSun 11:36 AM816 km507 miles440 nmWest-northwest WNW
RiberaltaSun 12:36 PM876 km544 miles473 nmSoutheast SE
LimaSun 11:36 AM877 km545 miles474 nmSouthwest SW
FlorenciaSun 11:36 AM913 km567 miles493 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoSun 11:36 AM947 km588 miles511 nmNorthwest NW

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