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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 19:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 19' South, Longitude: 107° 54' 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"15.89 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"952.69 miwest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 misouth952.68 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: 72° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.02 meters/second, 1544.5 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"16.00 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 25' 33.6"959.57 miwest0° 08' 43.4"10.00 minorth959.97 mi
24 hours13° 19' 31.2"886.38 mieast3° 51' 42.2"265.51 minorth932.78 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 PM442 km275 miles239 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownSat 11:06 AM2261 km1405 miles1221 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsSat 1:06 PM3171 km1971 miles1712 nmNortheast NE
LimaSat 2:06 PM3493 km2171 miles1886 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Sat 4:06 PM3795 km2358 miles2049 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSat 2:06 PM4077 km2533 miles2201 nmNortheast NE
La PazSat 3:06 PM4219 km2621 miles2278 nmEast E
PapeeteSat 9:06 AM4380 km2722 miles2365 nmWest W
CórdobaSat 4:06 PM4390 km2728 miles2370 nmEast-southeast ESE
SucreSat 3:06 PM4438 km2758 miles2396 nmEast E
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