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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 5:36:00 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 17:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 51' South, Longitude: 87° 05' 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 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 44' North, Longitude: 178° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.59 meters/second, 1521.3 km/hour, 945.3 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 miSouth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 30' 46.7"945.01 miWest0° 03' 55.9"4.51 miSouth945.21 mi
24 hours348° 20' 22.6"759.35 miWest2° 00' 11.8"137.78 miSouth776.25 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsSun 11:36 AM615 km382 miles332 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GuayaquilSun 12:36 PM894 km556 miles483 nmEast-northeast ENE
LojaSun 12:36 PM898 km558 miles485 nmEast-northeast ENE
PortoviejoSun 12:36 PM908 km564 miles490 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSun 12:36 PM1138 km707 miles615 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaSun 12:36 PM1300 km808 miles702 nmEast-southeast ESE
CaliSun 12:36 PM1561 km970 miles843 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSun 11:36 AM1777 km1104 miles960 nmNorth N
PanamaSun 12:36 PM1844 km1146 miles996 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MedellinSun 12:36 PM1851 km1150 miles999 nmNortheast NE

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