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Day and Night World Map

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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 19:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 16' South
Longitude: 117° 31' 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"953.02 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 misouth953.02 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 51' South
Longitude: 95° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.28 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' 25.7"942.20 miwest0° 06' 06.3"7.00 minorth942.51 mi
24 hours14° 13' 14.5"931.09 mieast2° 59' 06.6"205.30 minorth961.08 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 PM927 km576 miles501 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownFri 11:44 AM1294 km804 miles699 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteFri 9:44 AM3397 km2111 miles1834 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsFri 1:44 PM3901 km2424 miles2106 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaFri 9:44 AM4347 km2701 miles2347 nmWest W
LimaFri 2:44 PM4454 km2768 miles2405 nmEast E
Santiago *Fri 4:44 PM4689 km2914 miles2532 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoFri 2:44 PM4927 km3061 miles2660 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuatemalaFri 1:44 PM5118 km3180 miles2763 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 1:44 PM5122 km3183 miles2766 nmNortheast NE
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