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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 = Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 5:24:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 17:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 25' South, Longitude: 84° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 453.10 meters/second, 1631.1 km/hour, 1013.5 miles/hour or 880.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.89 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth16.89 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.0"1013.41 miWest0° 00' 51.2"0.98 miSouth1013.38 mi
24 hours0° 01' 30.6"1.70 miWest0° 20' 23.9"23.37 miSouth23.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 17:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 52' South, Longitude: 49° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.84 meters/second, 1619.4 km/hour, 1006.3 miles/hour or 874.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.77 miWest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 miNorth16.77 mi
1 hour14° 32' 52.9"1006.18 miWest0° 11' 19.2"12.96 miNorth1006.29 mi
24 hours10° 46' 01.9"744.69 miEast4° 28' 43.6"307.73 miNorth805.48 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaThu 12:24 PM866 km538 miles468 nmEast E
GuayaquilThu 12:24 PM1260 km783 miles680 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsThu 11:24 AM1371 km852 miles740 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoThu 12:24 PM1526 km948 miles824 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazThu 1:24 PM1872 km1163 miles1011 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoThu 1:24 PM1894 km1177 miles1023 nmEast E
CaliThu 12:24 PM1987 km1235 miles1073 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BogotaThu 12:24 PM2235 km1389 miles1207 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SucreThu 1:24 PM2236 km1389 miles1207 nmEast-southeast ESE
PanamaThu 12:24 PM2443 km1518 miles1319 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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