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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Friday, December 14, 2012 at 5:20:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 17:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 15' South, Longitude: 81° 15' West

The ground speed is currently 426.22 meters/second, 1534.4 kilometres/hour, 953.4 miles/hour or 828.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.89 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.8"953.00 miWest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 miSouth952.99 mi
24 hours0° 07' 15.5"7.69 miEast0° 02' 55.6"3.36 miSouth8.39 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 17:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 05' South, Longitude: 60° 44' West

The ground speed is currently 420.59 meters/second, 1514.1 kilometres/hour, 940.8 miles/hour or 817.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.68 miWest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 miNorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 23' 14.1"940.58 miWest0° 05' 47.3"6.64 miNorth940.88 mi
24 hours14° 18' 28.7"935.40 miEast2° 52' 28.9"197.70 miNorth963.58 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaFri 12:20 PM1318 km819 miles711 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Fri 2:20 PM1532 km952 miles827 nmSoutheast SE
La PazFri 1:20 PM1563 km971 miles844 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreFri 1:20 PM1724 km1071 miles931 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaFri 2:20 PM1912 km1188 miles1033 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoFri 1:20 PM2050 km1274 miles1107 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilFri 12:20 PM2333 km1450 miles1260 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Fri 2:20 PM2405 km1495 miles1299 nmEast E
Buenos AiresFri 2:20 PM2551 km1585 miles1378 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoFri 12:20 PM2566 km1594 miles1386 nmNorth N

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