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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 7:44:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 19:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 16' South, Longitude: 117° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.20 meters/second, 1534.3 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"952.96 miWest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 miSouth952.95 mi
24 hours0° 07' 15.8"7.70 miEast0° 02' 52.8"3.30 miSouth8.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 19:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 51' South, Longitude: 95° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.27 meters/second, 1516.6 km/hour, 942.4 miles/hour or 818.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.71 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 miNorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 23' 25.6"942.12 miWest0° 06' 06.1"7.00 miNorth942.43 mi
24 hours14° 13' 16.9"931.06 miEast2° 59' 03.6"205.23 miNorth961.04 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 2:44 PM902 km561 miles487 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownFri 11:44 AM1322 km821 miles714 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteFri 9:44 AM3425 km2128 miles1850 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsFri 1:44 PM3878 km2410 miles2094 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaFri 9:44 AM4375 km2718 miles2362 nmWest W
LimaFri 2:44 PM4426 km2750 miles2390 nmEast E
Santiago *Fri 4:44 PM4665 km2899 miles2519 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoFri 2:44 PM4901 km3045 miles2646 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuatemalaFri 1:44 PM5100 km3169 miles2754 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 1:44 PM5104 km3171 miles2756 nmNortheast NE

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