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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 5:48:00 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 17:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 52' South, Longitude: 90° 35' West

The ground speed is currently 458.40 meters/second, 1650.2 kilometres/hour, 1025.4 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"1025.35 miWest0° 00' 55.1"1.05 miSouth1025.33 mi
24 hours0° 03' 07.8"3.57 miWest0° 22' 01.5"25.23 miSouth25.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 17:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 31' South, Longitude: 88° 27' West

The ground speed is currently 435.81 meters/second, 1568.9 kilometres/hour, 974.9 miles/hour or 847.1 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' 25.9"16.25 miWest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 miSouth16.25 mi
1 hour14° 25' 59.8"974.64 miWest0° 10' 48.8"12.39 miSouth974.38 mi
24 hours13° 54' 37.2"939.34 miEast3° 54' 41.4"268.92 miSouth969.51 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 11:48 AM887 km551 miles479 nmNorth N
GuayaquilMon 12:48 PM1393 km866 miles752 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaMon 12:48 PM1525 km947 miles823 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoMon 12:48 PM1644 km1022 miles888 nmNortheast NE
San JoseMon 11:48 AM2200 km1367 miles1188 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaMon 12:48 PM2324 km1444 miles1255 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BogotaMon 12:48 PM2360 km1467 miles1275 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaMon 11:48 AM2372 km1474 miles1281 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San SalvadorMon 11:48 AM2499 km1553 miles1350 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoMon 1:48 PM2503 km1555 miles1351 nmEast E

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