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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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 16:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 35' South, Longitude: 70° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.33 meters/second, 1542.0 km/hour, 958.2 miles/hour or 832.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.97 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.8"957.75 miwest0° 00' 17.0"0.32 misouth957.73 mi
24 hours0° 06' 29.6"6.92 mieast0° 06' 35.0"7.55 misouth10.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 16:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 09' North, Longitude: 159° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.25 meters/second, 1617.3 km/hour, 1005.0 miles/hour or 873.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 47.5"1004.84 miwest0° 11' 42.3"13.40 misouth1004.96 mi
24 hours11° 28' 27.6"793.53 mieast4° 44' 24.1"325.68 misouth857.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Antofagasta *Thu 1:32 PM118 km74 miles64 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SaltaThu 1:32 PM544 km338 miles294 nmEast-southeast ESE
SucreThu 12:32 PM645 km401 miles348 nmNortheast NE
TucumánThu 1:32 PM687 km427 miles371 nmSoutheast SE
La PazThu 12:32 PM707 km439 miles382 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CórdobaThu 1:32 PM1145 km711 miles618 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MendozaThu 1:32 PM1150 km715 miles621 nmSouth S
Santiago *Thu 1:32 PM1203 km747 miles649 nmSouth S
Asuncion *Thu 1:32 PM1310 km814 miles707 nmEast-southeast ESE
LimaThu 11:32 AM1374 km854 miles742 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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