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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 15, 2012 at 4:48:00 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 15, 2012 at 16:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 51' South, Longitude: 75° 35' West

The ground speed is currently 458.42 meters/second, 1650.3 kilometres/hour, 1025.5 miles/hour or 891.1 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"17.09 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.09 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.0"1025.39 miWest0° 00' 55.1"1.05 miSouth1025.37 mi
24 hours0° 03' 08.2"3.58 miWest0° 22' 01.8"25.23 miSouth25.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 16:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 20' South, Longitude: 74° 01' West

The ground speed is currently 436.15 meters/second, 1570.1 kilometres/hour, 975.6 miles/hour or 847.8 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' 26.1"16.26 miWest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 miSouth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 26' 03.9"975.40 miWest0° 10' 53.4"12.48 miSouth975.14 mi
24 hours13° 53' 02.5"938.22 miEast3° 56' 58.0"271.53 miSouth969.19 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
PucallpaMon 11:48 AM126 km78 miles68 nmEast-northeast ENE
TrujilloMon 11:48 AM388 km241 miles209 nmWest-northwest WNW
LimaMon 11:48 AM389 km242 miles210 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CallaoMon 11:48 AM392 km243 miles211 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Machu Picchu PuebloMon 11:48 AM582 km362 miles314 nmSoutheast SE
IquitosMon 11:48 AM620 km385 miles335 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LojaMon 11:48 AM669 km416 miles361 nmNorthwest NW
CuencaMon 11:48 AM759 km472 miles410 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio BrancoMon 12:48 PM862 km535 miles465 nmEast E
GuayaquilMon 11:48 AM875 km544 miles473 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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