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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 = Tuesday, December 11, 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 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 18:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 04' South, Longitude: 98° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.82 meters/second, 1536.6 km/hour, 954.8 miles/hour or 829.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.91 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.4"954.35 miWest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 miSouth954.34 mi
24 hours0° 07' 02.5"7.47 miEast0° 04' 17.4"4.92 miSouth8.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 18:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 28' South, Longitude: 122° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.35 meters/second, 1509.6 km/hour, 938.1 miles/hour or 815.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.63 miWest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 miSouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 22' 38.2"937.72 miWest0° 05' 05.8"5.84 miSouth937.50 mi
24 hours15° 10' 41.6"989.93 miEast1° 20' 56.2"92.79 miSouth990.07 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 *Tue 1:26 PM1216 km756 miles657 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaTue 1:26 PM2542 km1580 miles1373 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsTue 12:26 PM2619 km1628 miles1414 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Tue 3:26 PM2917 km1813 miles1575 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazTue 2:26 PM3217 km1999 miles1737 nmEast E
AdamstownTue 10:26 AM3254 km2022 miles1757 nmWest W
QuitoTue 1:26 PM3299 km2050 miles1781 nmNortheast NE
SucreTue 2:26 PM3435 km2135 miles1855 nmEast E
CórdobaTue 3:26 PM3469 km2156 miles1873 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoTue 2:26 PM3531 km2194 miles1907 nmEast-northeast ENE

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