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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 = Monday, December 10, 2012 at 6:16:00 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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 18:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 59' South, Longitude: 95° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.07 meters/second, 1537.5 km/hour, 955.3 miles/hour or 830.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.92 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.6"954.92 miWest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 miSouth954.91 mi
24 hours0° 06' 57.0"7.38 miEast0° 04' 45.0"5.45 miSouth9.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 18:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 45' South, Longitude: 134° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.84 meters/second, 1536.6 km/hour, 954.8 miles/hour or 829.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.91 miWest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 miSouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 24' 34.2"954.50 miWest0° 08' 07.8"9.32 miSouth954.20 mi
24 hours14° 33' 37.6"964.49 miEast2° 42' 10.7"185.90 miSouth975.15 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 *Mon 1:16 PM1446 km898 miles781 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaMon 1:16 PM2320 km1441 miles1253 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsMon 12:16 PM2532 km1573 miles1367 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Mon 3:16 PM2710 km1684 miles1463 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazMon 2:16 PM2974 km1848 miles1606 nmEast E
QuitoMon 1:16 PM3133 km1947 miles1692 nmNortheast NE
SucreMon 2:16 PM3191 km1983 miles1723 nmEast E
CórdobaMon 3:16 PM3248 km2018 miles1754 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoMon 2:16 PM3299 km2050 miles1781 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownMon 10:16 AM3496 km2172 miles1888 nmWest W

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