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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 Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 18:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 21' South, Longitude: 92° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.93 meters/second, 1533.3 km/hour, 952.8 miles/hour or 827.9 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' 41.6"952.34 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 misouth952.33 mi
24 hours0° 07' 21.6"7.80 mieast0° 01' 58.7"2.27 misouth8.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 18:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 16' South, Longitude: 44° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.10 meters/second, 1573.6 km/hour, 977.8 miles/hour or 849.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.29 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 27' 47.7"977.63 miwest0° 10' 27.0"11.97 minorth978.03 mi
24 hours12° 28' 13.7"842.96 mieast4° 23' 30.9"301.85 minorth901.18 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 *Sun 1:06 PM1744 km1084 miles942 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaSun 1:06 PM2060 km1280 miles1112 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Sun 3:06 PM2407 km1496 miles1300 nmEast-southeast ESE
Galapagos IslandsSun 12:06 PM2503 km1556 miles1352 nmNorth N
La PazSun 2:06 PM2658 km1651 miles1435 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSun 2:06 PM2864 km1780 miles1547 nmEast E
CórdobaSun 3:06 PM2932 km1822 miles1583 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSun 1:06 PM2972 km1847 miles1605 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoSun 2:06 PM3012 km1872 miles1627 nmEast-northeast ENE
Buenos AiresSun 3:06 PM3531 km2194 miles1907 nmEast-southeast ESE
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