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Day and Night World Map

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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

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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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 51' South
Longitude: 87° 22' 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"1032.43 miwest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 misouth1032.42 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 44' North
Longitude: 177° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.59 meters/second, 1521.3 km/hour, 945.3 miles/hour or 821.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.76 miwest0° 00' 03.8"0.07 misouth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 30' 46.7"945.08 miwest0° 03' 56.0"4.51 misouth945.29 mi
24 hours348° 20' 22.8"759.40 miwest2° 00' 14.2"137.84 misouth776.32 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 AM601 km374 miles325 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GuayaquilSun 12:36 PM921 km572 miles497 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoSun 12:36 PM1165 km724 miles629 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaSun 12:36 PM1327 km824 miles716 nmEast-southeast ESE
CaliSun 12:36 PM1583 km984 miles855 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSun 11:36 AM1783 km1108 miles963 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaSun 12:36 PM1858 km1155 miles1003 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MedellinSun 12:36 PM1871 km1162 miles1010 nmNortheast NE
BogotaSun 12:36 PM1877 km1167 miles1014 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaSun 11:36 AM1994 km1239 miles1077 nmNorth N
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