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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 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 16:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 13' South
Longitude: 75° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.95 meters/second, 1648.6 km/hour, 1024.4 miles/hour or 890.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.07 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.07 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.6"1024.41 miwest0° 00' 54.9"1.05 misouth1024.39 mi
24 hours0° 02' 59.5"3.40 miwest0° 21' 53.8"25.08 misouth25.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 16:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 18' South
Longitude: 60° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.79 meters/second, 1540.0 km/hour, 956.9 miles/hour or 831.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.95 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 24' 29.2"956.71 miwest0° 08' 36.7"9.87 misouth956.41 mi
24 hours14° 26' 32.1"958.98 mieast2° 52' 43.7"198.00 misouth971.90 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PucallpaTue 11:48 AM177 km110 miles95 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaTue 11:48 AM338 km210 miles182 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GuayaquilTue 11:48 AM890 km553 miles481 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio BrancoTue 12:48 PM893 km555 miles482 nmEast E
QuitoTue 11:48 AM1033 km642 miles558 nmNorth-northwest NNW
La PazTue 12:48 PM1168 km726 miles631 nmSoutheast SE
CaliTue 11:48 AM1396 km867 miles754 nmNorth N
BogotaTue 11:48 AM1544 km960 miles834 nmNorth N
SucreTue 12:48 PM1581 km982 miles854 nmSoutheast SE
MedellinTue 11:48 AM1710 km1063 miles923 nmNorth N
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