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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 = Monday, October 8, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 14' South, Longitude: 87° 09' West

The ground speed is currently 461.20 meters/second, 1660.3 kilometres/hour, 1031.7 miles/hour or 896.5 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"17.19 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.2"1031.63 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1031.61 mi
24 hours0° 04' 03.6"4.65 miWest0° 22' 46.1"26.08 miSouth26.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 44' North, Longitude: 170° 12' West

The ground speed is currently 427.68 meters/second, 1539.7 kilometres/hour, 956.7 miles/hour or 831.3 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' 30.8"15.94 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 miSouth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.8"956.44 miWest0° 06' 09.1"7.05 miSouth956.73 mi
24 hours11° 35' 57.8"764.36 miEast2° 51' 34.9"196.64 miSouth794.81 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 IslandsMon 11:36 AM649 km403 miles351 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GuayaquilMon 12:36 PM920 km572 miles497 nmEast-northeast ENE
TrujilloMon 12:36 PM921 km573 miles497 nmEast-southeast ESE
CuencaMon 12:36 PM977 km607 miles527 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoMon 12:36 PM1168 km726 miles631 nmNortheast NE
LimaMon 12:36 PM1285 km798 miles694 nmEast-southeast ESE
CaliMon 12:36 PM1594 km991 miles861 nmNortheast NE
San JoseMon 11:36 AM1820 km1131 miles983 nmNorth N
BogotaMon 12:36 PM1884 km1170 miles1017 nmNortheast NE
PanamaMon 12:36 PM1885 km1171 miles1018 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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