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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 7:06:00 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 19:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 19' South, Longitude: 107° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.05 meters/second, 1533.8 km/hour, 953.0 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"952.62 miWest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 miSouth952.61 mi
24 hours0° 07' 19.0"7.75 miEast0° 02' 25.5"2.78 miSouth8.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 19:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 57' South, Longitude: 71° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.01 meters/second, 1544.4 km/hour, 959.7 miles/hour or 833.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.99 miWest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 miNorth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 25' 33.6"959.49 miWest0° 08' 43.2"10.00 miNorth959.88 mi
24 hours13° 19' 33.8"886.35 miEast3° 51' 40.3"265.45 miNorth932.74 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 *Sat 2:06 PM452 km281 miles244 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownSat 11:06 AM2290 km1423 miles1236 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsSat 1:06 PM3153 km1959 miles1702 nmNortheast NE
LimaSat 2:06 PM3466 km2154 miles1871 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Sat 4:06 PM3771 km2343 miles2036 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSat 2:06 PM4053 km2519 miles2189 nmNortheast NE
La PazSat 3:06 PM4190 km2604 miles2262 nmEast E
CórdobaSat 4:06 PM4362 km2710 miles2355 nmEast-southeast ESE
SucreSat 3:06 PM4409 km2740 miles2381 nmEast E
San JoseSat 1:06 PM4483 km2786 miles2421 nmNortheast NE

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