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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 = Sunday, December 9, 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 18:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 54' South, Longitude: 98° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.35 meters/second, 1538.4 km/hour, 955.9 miles/hour or 830.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"955.53 miWest0° 00' 13.6"0.26 miSouth955.52 mi
24 hours0° 06' 51.0"7.28 miEast0° 05' 12.2"5.97 miSouth9.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 18:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 03' South, Longitude: 150° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.32 meters/second, 1567.1 km/hour, 973.8 miles/hour or 846.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.23 miWest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 miSouth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 26' 48.7"973.52 miWest0° 10' 14.2"11.73 miSouth973.25 mi
24 hours13° 42' 34.0"923.84 miEast3° 43' 08.1"255.69 miSouth951.23 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 *Sun 1:26 PM1203 km747 miles649 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaSun 1:26 PM2556 km1588 miles1380 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsSun 12:26 PM2611 km1623 miles1410 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Sun 3:26 PM2945 km1830 miles1590 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownSun 10:26 AM3234 km2010 miles1746 nmWest W
La PazSun 2:26 PM3238 km2012 miles1749 nmEast E
QuitoSun 1:26 PM3301 km2051 miles1783 nmNortheast NE
SucreSun 2:26 PM3458 km2149 miles1867 nmEast E
CórdobaSun 3:26 PM3500 km2175 miles1890 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoSun 2:26 PM3548 km2205 miles1916 nmEast-northeast ENE

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