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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 = Monday, December 21, 2009 at 5:46:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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: 86° 55' 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"951.69 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miNorth951.69 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° 35' South, Longitude: 28° 43' 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"994.83 miWest0° 12' 03.9"13.82 miNorth995.22 mi
24 hours9° 51' 39.4"672.63 miEast4° 58' 31.4"341.90 miNorth758.15 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 PM1638 km1018 miles884 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Mon 2:46 PM1937 km1204 miles1046 nmSoutheast SE
La PazMon 1:46 PM2109 km1310 miles1139 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Mon 12:46 PM2290 km1423 miles1236 nmWest-southwest WSW
SucreMon 1:46 PM2298 km1428 miles1241 nmEast E
CórdobaMon 2:46 PM2410 km1498 miles1301 nmEast-southeast ESE
GuayaquilMon 12:46 PM2468 km1533 miles1333 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsMon 11:46 AM2510 km1560 miles1355 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoMon 1:46 PM2519 km1565 miles1360 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoMon 12:46 PM2725 km1693 miles1471 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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