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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 = Saturday, December 15, 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).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 17:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 18' South, Longitude: 81° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.06 meters/second, 1533.8 km/hour, 953.1 miles/hour or 828.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.88 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"952.64 miWest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 miSouth952.64 mi
24 hours0° 07' 18.9"7.75 miEast0° 02' 27.7"2.82 miSouth8.25 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 17:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 12' South, Longitude: 46° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.39 meters/second, 1542.2 km/hour, 958.3 miles/hour or 832.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.97 miWest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 miNorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 25' 23.3"958.08 miWest0° 08' 33.1"9.80 miNorth958.47 mi
24 hours13° 23' 41.1"889.79 miEast3° 48' 25.4"261.74 miNorth935.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaSat 12:20 PM1318 km819 miles712 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Sat 2:20 PM1520 km944 miles821 nmSoutheast SE
La PazSat 1:20 PM1554 km966 miles839 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSat 1:20 PM1713 km1065 miles925 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaSat 2:20 PM1899 km1180 miles1025 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoSat 1:20 PM2045 km1270 miles1104 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilSat 12:20 PM2338 km1453 miles1262 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Sat 2:20 PM2392 km1486 miles1292 nmEast E
Buenos AiresSat 2:20 PM2538 km1577 miles1370 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoSat 12:20 PM2570 km1597 miles1388 nmNorth N

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