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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

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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° 25' 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"15.89 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"952.71 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 misouth952.70 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° 42' 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' 23.4"958.16 miwest0° 08' 33.3"9.81 minorth958.55 mi
24 hours13° 23' 38.5"889.82 mieast3° 48' 27.5"261.79 minorth935.10 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 PM1328 km825 miles717 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Sat 2:20 PM1537 km955 miles830 nmSoutheast SE
La PazSat 1:20 PM1580 km982 miles853 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSat 1:20 PM1741 km1082 miles940 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaSat 2:20 PM1925 km1196 miles1039 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoSat 1:20 PM2065 km1283 miles1115 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilSat 12:20 PM2339 km1453 miles1263 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Sat 2:20 PM2420 km1504 miles1307 nmEast E
Buenos AiresSat 2:20 PM2561 km1592 miles1383 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoSat 12:20 PM2572 km1598 miles1389 nmNorth N
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