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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 Monday, October 15, 2012 at 16:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 50' South
Longitude: 73° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.42 meters/second, 1650.3 km/hour, 1025.5 miles/hour or 891.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.09 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.09 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.0"1025.47 miwest0° 00' 55.1"1.05 misouth1025.45 mi
24 hours0° 03' 08.3"3.58 miwest0° 22' 01.8"25.24 misouth25.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 16:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 19' South
Longitude: 71° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.20 meters/second, 1570.3 km/hour, 975.7 miles/hour or 847.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.26 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 26' 04.5"975.58 miwest0° 10' 54.1"12.49 misouth975.32 mi
24 hours13° 52' 48.5"938.11 mieast3° 57' 18.0"271.93 misouth969.21 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PucallpaMon 11:38 AM139 km86 miles75 nmWest-northwest WNW
Cruzeiro do SulMon 12:38 PM154 km96 miles83 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaMon 11:38 AM537 km334 miles290 nmSouthwest SW
Rio BrancoMon 12:38 PM622 km386 miles336 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazMon 12:38 PM1020 km634 miles551 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GuayaquilMon 11:38 AM1030 km640 miles556 nmNorthwest NW
QuitoMon 11:38 AM1109 km689 miles599 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CaliMon 11:38 AM1398 km869 miles755 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SucreMon 12:38 PM1427 km886 miles770 nmSoutheast SE
BogotaMon 11:38 AM1492 km927 miles806 nmNorth N
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