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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 Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 18:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 02' South
Longitude: 95° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.37 meters/second, 1639.3 km/hour, 1018.6 miles/hour or 885.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.98 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth16.98 mi
1 hour15° 00' 05.6"1018.59 miwest0° 00' 53.0"1.01 misouth1018.56 mi
24 hours0° 02' 11.8"2.49 miwest0° 21' 07.5"24.20 misouth24.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 18:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 60' South
Longitude: 7° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.56 meters/second, 1539.2 km/hour, 956.4 miles/hour or 831.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"15.94 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 minorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 27' 16.6"956.29 miwest0° 07' 29.4"8.58 minorth956.64 mi
24 hours12° 42' 40.4"840.99 mieast3° 22' 41.3"232.29 minorth879.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsSun 12:06 PM1304 km810 miles704 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuayaquilSun 1:06 PM1993 km1239 miles1076 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaSun 1:06 PM2032 km1263 miles1097 nmEast E
QuitoSun 1:06 PM2241 km1392 miles1210 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Sun 1:06 PM2284 km1419 miles1233 nmSouthwest SW
San JoseSun 12:06 PM2648 km1645 miles1430 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSun 12:06 PM2765 km1718 miles1493 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San SalvadorSun 12:06 PM2826 km1756 miles1526 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaSun 1:06 PM2844 km1767 miles1536 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaSun 12:06 PM2891 km1797 miles1561 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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