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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 parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Tuesday, October 16, 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).

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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 Latitude: 9° 13' South, Longitude: 75° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.96 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"1024.34 miWest0° 00' 54.9"1.05 miSouth1024.32 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 Latitude: 16° 17' South, Longitude: 60° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.79 meters/second, 1540.1 km/hour, 956.9 miles/hour or 831.6 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"956.66 miWest0° 08' 36.7"9.87 miSouth956.36 mi
24 hours14° 26' 30.8"958.90 miEast2° 52' 47.2"198.05 miSouth971.83 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 AM151 km94 miles82 nmNortheast NE
LimaTue 11:48 AM350 km218 miles189 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CallaoTue 11:48 AM353 km219 miles190 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TrujilloTue 11:48 AM393 km244 miles212 nmWest-northwest WNW
Machu Picchu PuebloTue 11:48 AM553 km344 miles299 nmSoutheast SE
IquitosTue 11:48 AM659 km409 miles356 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CuencaTue 11:48 AM792 km492 miles427 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio BrancoTue 12:48 PM862 km536 miles465 nmEast E
GuayaquilTue 11:48 AM906 km563 miles489 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ArequipaTue 11:48 AM911 km566 miles492 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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