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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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 18:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 59' South, Longitude: 100° 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"954.91 miwest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 misouth954.90 mi
24 hours0° 06' 57.1"7.38 mieast0° 04' 44.7"5.44 misouth9.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 48' South, Longitude: 139° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.72 meters/second, 1536.2 km/hour, 954.5 miles/hour or 829.5 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' 08.0"0.16 misouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 24' 32.5"954.24 miwest0° 08' 05.8"9.28 misouth953.94 mi
24 hours14° 34' 16.3"964.97 mieast2° 41' 10.7"184.75 misouth975.43 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 1:36 PM980 km609 miles529 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsMon 12:36 PM2724 km1692 miles1471 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaMon 1:36 PM2785 km1730 miles1504 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownMon 10:36 AM2992 km1859 miles1616 nmWest W
Santiago *Mon 3:36 PM3155 km1960 miles1703 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoMon 1:36 PM3481 km2163 miles1880 nmNortheast NE
La PazMon 2:36 PM3482 km2164 miles1880 nmEast E
SucreMon 2:36 PM3703 km2301 miles2000 nmEast E
CórdobaMon 3:36 PM3721 km2312 miles2009 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoMon 2:36 PM3784 km2351 miles2043 nmEast-northeast ENE
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