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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 = Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 5:40:00 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 Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 50' South, Longitude: 87° 42' West

The ground speed is currently 462.90 meters/second, 1666.4 kilometres/hour, 1035.5 miles/hour or 899.8 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"17.26 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.26 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.6"1035.46 miWest0° 00' 58.0"1.11 miSouth1035.45 mi
24 hours0° 04' 39.5"5.36 miWest0° 23' 11.0"26.55 miSouth27.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 04' North, Longitude: 114° 51' West

The ground speed is currently 448.98 meters/second, 1616.3 kilometres/hour, 1004.3 miles/hour or 872.7 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' 32.4"16.74 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miSouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 32' 20.9"1004.25 miWest0° 10' 33.9"12.10 miSouth1004.40 mi
24 hours11° 10' 32.3"771.93 miEast4° 18' 27.6"295.97 miSouth827.49 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 IslandsWed 11:40 AM388 km241 miles210 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GuayaquilWed 12:40 PM885 km550 miles478 nmEast-northeast ENE
CuencaWed 12:40 PM971 km603 miles524 nmEast E
QuitoWed 12:40 PM1097 km682 miles592 nmEast-northeast ENE
CaliWed 12:40 PM1481 km920 miles800 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaWed 12:40 PM1485 km923 miles802 nmSoutheast SE
San JoseWed 11:40 AM1575 km979 miles850 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaWed 12:40 PM1684 km1046 miles909 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MedellinWed 12:40 PM1749 km1087 miles944 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaWed 11:40 AM1775 km1103 miles958 nmNorth N

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