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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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 18:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 42' South, Longitude: 98° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.96 meters/second, 1540.7 km/hour, 957.3 miles/hour or 831.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.96 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.6"956.98 miwest0° 00' 15.8"0.30 misouth956.97 mi
24 hours0° 06' 37.6"7.05 mieast0° 06' 06.1"7.00 misouth9.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 18:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 59' South, Longitude: 175° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.66 meters/second, 1611.6 km/hour, 1001.4 miles/hour or 870.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.69 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 35.2"1001.31 miwest0° 11' 54.5"13.64 misouth1001.28 mi
24 hours12° 04' 05.9"832.83 mieast4° 42' 01.3"323.01 misouth890.19 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Fri 1:26 PM1166 km724 miles629 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaFri 1:26 PM2594 km1612 miles1401 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:26 PM2611 km1623 miles1410 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Fri 3:26 PM3001 km1864 miles1620 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownFri 10:26 AM3188 km1981 miles1721 nmWest W
La PazFri 2:26 PM3287 km2042 miles1775 nmEast E
QuitoFri 1:26 PM3321 km2064 miles1793 nmNortheast NE
SucreFri 2:26 PM3510 km2181 miles1895 nmEast E
CórdobaFri 3:26 PM3555 km2209 miles1920 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoFri 2:26 PM3590 km2231 miles1938 nmEast-northeast ENE
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