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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 = Friday, December 7, 2012 at 6:26:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 33' 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"956.92 miWest0° 00' 15.8"0.30 miSouth956.90 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° 58' South, Longitude: 175° 15' 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' 35.3"1001.25 miWest0° 11' 54.5"13.64 miSouth1001.22 mi
24 hours12° 04' 04.0"832.74 miEast4° 42' 01.7"323.00 miSouth890.11 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 PM1191 km740 miles643 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaFri 1:26 PM2568 km1596 miles1387 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:26 PM2600 km1616 miles1404 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Fri 3:26 PM2976 km1849 miles1607 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownFri 10:26 AM3216 km1998 miles1737 nmWest W
La PazFri 2:26 PM3258 km2025 miles1759 nmEast E
QuitoFri 1:26 PM3301 km2051 miles1783 nmNortheast NE
SucreFri 2:26 PM3481 km2163 miles1880 nmEast E
CórdobaFri 3:26 PM3529 km2193 miles1906 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoFri 2:26 PM3563 km2214 miles1924 nmEast-northeast ENE

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