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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 6:36:00 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 18:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 52' South, Longitude: 102° 05' West

The ground speed is currently 461.51 meters/second, 1661.4 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"1032.33 miWest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 miSouth1032.32 mi
24 hours0° 04' 10.2"4.78 miWest0° 22' 50.7"26.16 miSouth26.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 40' North, Longitude: 163° 37' East

The ground speed is currently 422.76 meters/second, 1522.0 kilometres/hour, 945.7 miles/hour or 821.8 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"15.76 miWest0° 00' 04.0"0.08 miSouth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 30' 46.9"945.40 miWest0° 04' 01.5"4.62 miSouth945.61 mi
24 hours11° 39' 27.9"759.49 miEast2° 02' 25.0"140.33 miSouth776.91 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
Galapagos IslandsSun 12:36 PM1492 km927 miles806 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Sun 1:36 PM2470 km1535 miles1334 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GuayaquilSun 1:36 PM2497 km1552 miles1348 nmEast E
Acapulco *Sun 1:36 PM2526 km1569 miles1364 nmNorth N
San SalvadorSun 12:36 PM2591 km1610 miles1399 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSun 12:36 PM2600 km1615 miles1404 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSun 12:36 PM2653 km1649 miles1433 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSun 12:36 PM2653 km1649 miles1433 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSun 1:36 PM2693 km1674 miles1454 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaSun 12:36 PM2753 km1711 miles1486 nmNortheast NE

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