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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 Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 08' South, Longitude: 57° 60' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.62 meters/second, 1535.8 km/hour, 954.3 miles/hour or 829.3 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' 42.3"953.90 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth953.88 mi
24 hours0° 07' 06.9"7.55 mieast0° 03' 52.9"4.45 misouth8.76 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 44' South, Longitude: 68° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.49 meters/second, 1495.8 km/hour, 929.4 miles/hour or 807.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.49 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 misouth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 21' 40.5"929.10 miwest0° 01' 50.9"2.12 misouth929.01 mi
24 hours15° 21' 12.7"993.25 mieast0° 00' 12.0"0.23 minorth993.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fuerte Olimpo *Wed 12:46 PM232 km144 miles125 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Wed 12:46 PM241 km150 miles130 nmSouth S
Pedro Juan Caballero *Wed 12:46 PM242 km150 miles131 nmEast-northeast ENE
Ciudad del Este *Wed 12:46 PM433 km269 miles234 nmSoutheast SE
Foz do Iguaçu *Wed 1:46 PM437 km272 miles236 nmSoutheast SE
Encarnación *Wed 12:46 PM512 km318 miles277 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SaltaWed 12:46 PM775 km482 miles418 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Ignacio de VelascoWed 11:46 AM810 km503 miles437 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TucumánWed 12:46 PM835 km519 miles451 nmWest-southwest WSW
SucreWed 11:46 AM880 km547 miles475 nmWest-northwest WNW
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