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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= 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 is currently 426.06 meters/second, 1533.8 kilometres/hour, 953.1 miles/hour or 828.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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 is currently 428.39 meters/second, 1542.2 kilometres/hour, 958.3 miles/hour or 832.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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 Its Zenith

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

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