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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 = Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 5:36:00 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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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° 41' 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"962.24 miWest0° 00' 22.2"0.43 miSouth962.22 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° 31' 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"950.71 miWest0° 04' 51.8"5.58 miSouth950.95 mi
24 hours11° 23' 31.1"745.91 miEast2° 20' 07.1"160.60 miSouth767.84 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 PM1499 km931 miles809 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Sat 2:36 PM2026 km1259 miles1094 nmSoutheast SE
La PazSat 1:36 PM2039 km1267 miles1101 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSat 1:36 PM2255 km1401 miles1218 nmEast E
GuayaquilSat 12:36 PM2302 km1431 miles1243 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:36 AM2349 km1460 miles1268 nmNorth N
Easter Island *Sat 12:36 PM2362 km1468 miles1276 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio BrancoSat 1:36 PM2409 km1497 miles1301 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaSat 2:36 PM2466 km1532 miles1332 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSat 12:36 PM2561 km1591 miles1383 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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