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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.

December Solstice 2009

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 21, 2009 at 17:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 87° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.64 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.1 miles/hour or 827.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.2"951.76 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth951.76 mi
24 hours0° 07' 28.2"7.91 mieast0° 00' 14.0"0.27 minorth7.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 21, 2009 at 17:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 34' South, Longitude: 28° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.80 meters/second, 1601.3 km/hour, 995.0 miles/hour or 864.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 35.1"16.58 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 minorth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 35' 06.9"994.91 miwest0° 12' 03.9"13.82 minorth995.30 mi
24 hours9° 51' 39.1"672.67 mieast4° 58' 32.2"341.94 minorth758.21 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaMon 12:46 PM1656 km1029 miles894 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Mon 2:46 PM1958 km1217 miles1057 nmSoutheast SE
La PazMon 1:46 PM2136 km1327 miles1153 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Mon 12:46 PM2263 km1406 miles1222 nmWest-southwest WSW
SucreMon 1:46 PM2326 km1445 miles1256 nmEast E
CórdobaMon 2:46 PM2437 km1514 miles1316 nmEast-southeast ESE
GuayaquilMon 12:46 PM2476 km1539 miles1337 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsMon 11:46 AM2507 km1558 miles1354 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoMon 1:46 PM2542 km1580 miles1373 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoMon 12:46 PM2734 km1699 miles1476 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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