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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

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 56' South, Longitude: 86° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.33 meters/second, 1549.2 km/hour, 962.6 miles/hour or 836.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.04 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.7"962.31 miwest0° 00' 22.2"0.43 misouth962.29 mi
24 hours0° 05' 47.0"6.19 mieast0° 08' 43.9"10.01 misouth11.77 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 50' North, Longitude: 129° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.13 meters/second, 1530.5 km/hour, 951.0 miles/hour or 826.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.85 miwest0° 00' 04.7"0.09 misouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 31' 16.8"950.78 miwest0° 04' 51.9"5.58 misouth951.03 mi
24 hours11° 23' 30.5"745.96 mieast2° 20' 09.3"160.66 misouth767.90 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaSat 12:36 PM1519 km944 miles820 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Sat 2:36 PM2046 km1271 miles1105 nmSoutheast SE
La PazSat 1:36 PM2067 km1284 miles1116 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSat 1:36 PM2284 km1419 miles1233 nmEast E
GuayaquilSat 12:36 PM2312 km1436 miles1248 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Sat 12:36 PM2335 km1451 miles1261 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:36 AM2345 km1457 miles1266 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoSat 1:36 PM2434 km1513 miles1314 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaSat 2:36 PM2493 km1549 miles1346 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSat 12:36 PM2570 km1597 miles1388 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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