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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 = Friday, December 14, 2012 at 6:24:00 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 Friday, December 14, 2012 at 18:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 16' South, Longitude: 97° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.21 meters/second, 1534.4 km/hour, 953.4 miles/hour or 828.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.89 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.8"952.98 miWest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 miSouth952.97 mi
24 hours0° 07' 15.6"7.70 miEast0° 02' 54.3"3.33 miSouth8.39 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 18:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 59' South, Longitude: 76° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.89 meters/second, 1515.2 km/hour, 941.5 miles/hour or 818.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.69 miWest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 miNorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 23' 19.3"941.26 miWest0° 05' 55.8"6.80 miNorth941.56 mi
24 hours14° 16' 11.0"933.48 miEast2° 55' 25.8"201.08 miNorth962.46 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 *Fri 1:24 PM1289 km801 miles696 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaFri 1:24 PM2472 km1536 miles1335 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:24 PM2608 km1621 miles1408 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Fri 3:24 PM2830 km1759 miles1528 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazFri 2:24 PM3133 km1947 miles1692 nmEast E
QuitoFri 1:24 PM3256 km2023 miles1758 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownFri 10:24 AM3337 km2073 miles1802 nmWest W
SucreFri 2:24 PM3348 km2080 miles1808 nmEast E
CórdobaFri 3:24 PM3380 km2100 miles1825 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoFri 2:24 PM3456 km2147 miles1866 nmEast-northeast ENE

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