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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 = Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 8:08:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 20:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 36' South, Longitude: 124° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.28 meters/second, 1541.8 km/hour, 958.0 miles/hour or 832.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.97 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.8"957.63 miWest0° 00' 16.8"0.32 miSouth957.61 mi
24 hours0° 06' 30.7"6.94 miEast0° 06' 31.0"7.48 miSouth10.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 20:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 26' North, Longitude: 148° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.26 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' 31.6"16.75 miWest0° 00' 11.7"0.22 miSouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 39.7"1004.86 miWest0° 11' 46.1"13.48 miSouth1004.96 mi
24 hours11° 32' 29.8"798.32 miEast4° 45' 03.4"326.43 miSouth861.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownThu 12:08 PM664 km413 miles359 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Thu 3:08 PM1577 km980 miles851 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteThu 10:08 AM2712 km1685 miles1465 nmWest W
RarotongaThu 10:08 AM3675 km2283 miles1984 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 10:08 AM4505 km2799 miles2433 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiThu 9:08 AM4762 km2959 miles2571 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 10:08 AM5108 km3174 miles2758 nmWest W
LimaThu 3:08 PM5121 km3182 miles2765 nmEast E
NukualofaFri 9:08 AM5252 km3263 miles2836 nmWest W
Santiago *Thu 5:08 PM5339 km3317 miles2883 nmEast-southeast ESE

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