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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 5:26:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 17:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 51' South, Longitude: 84° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.52 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"1032.36 miWest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 miSouth1032.35 mi
24 hours0° 04' 10.5"4.79 miWest0° 22' 50.9"26.17 miSouth26.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 17:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 44' North, Longitude: 179° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.56 meters/second, 1521.2 km/hour, 945.2 miles/hour or 821.4 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' 03.8"0.07 miSouth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 30' 46.6"944.95 miWest0° 03' 55.0"4.49 miSouth945.15 mi
24 hours11° 39' 38.7"759.32 miEast1° 59' 49.6"137.36 miSouth776.14 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LojaSun 12:26 PM631 km392 miles341 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilSun 12:26 PM658 km409 miles355 nmNortheast NE
PortoviejoSun 12:26 PM701 km436 miles379 nmNortheast NE
Galapagos IslandsSun 11:26 AM781 km485 miles422 nmNorthwest NW
QuitoSun 12:26 PM918 km571 miles496 nmNortheast NE
LimaSun 12:26 PM1077 km669 miles582 nmSoutheast SE
CaliSun 12:26 PM1364 km847 miles736 nmNortheast NE
BogotaSun 12:26 PM1643 km1021 miles887 nmNortheast NE
MedellinSun 12:26 PM1671 km1038 miles902 nmNortheast NE
PanamaSun 12:26 PM1735 km1078 miles937 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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