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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 = Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:28:00 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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 19:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 46' South, Longitude: 115° 25' West

The ground speed is currently 459.68 meters/second, 1654.8 kilometres/hour, 1028.3 miles/hour or 893.5 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"17.14 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.9"1028.21 miWest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 miSouth1028.19 mi
24 hours0° 03' 32.5"4.05 miWest0° 22' 22.5"25.63 miSouth25.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 19:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 49' North, Longitude: 150° 40' West

The ground speed is currently 448.22 meters/second, 1613.6 kilometres/hour, 1002.6 miles/hour or 871.3 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' 30.0"16.71 miWest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 miSouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 02.1"1002.52 miWest0° 12' 24.1"14.20 miSouth1002.67 mi
24 hours12° 10' 41.8"841.96 miEast5° 02' 09.1"346.01 miSouth910.37 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
Easter Island *Fri 2:28 PM2232 km1387 miles1205 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownFri 11:28 AM2469 km1534 miles1333 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsFri 1:28 PM2963 km1841 miles1600 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico City *Fri 2:28 PM3498 km2174 miles1889 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaFri 1:28 PM3698 km2298 miles1997 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 1:28 PM3746 km2328 miles2023 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteFri 9:28 AM3856 km2396 miles2082 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManaguaFri 1:28 PM3907 km2428 miles2110 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaFri 1:28 PM3945 km2451 miles2130 nmNortheast NE
San JoseFri 1:28 PM3987 km2478 miles2153 nmEast-northeast ENE

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