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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 18:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 21' South, Longitude: 105° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.92 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"952.40 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.10 misouth952.39 mi
24 hours0° 07' 21.7"7.80 mieast0° 01' 57.6"2.25 misouth8.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 18:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 07' South, Longitude: 56° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.39 meters/second, 1574.6 km/hour, 978.4 miles/hour or 850.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.31 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 27' 52.5"978.34 miwest0° 10' 29.9"12.03 minorth978.73 mi
24 hours12° 26' 27.6"841.49 mieast4° 24' 20.5"302.82 minorth900.04 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 1:56 PM581 km361 miles314 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSun 10:56 AM2525 km1569 miles1363 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsSun 12:56 PM3007 km1868 miles1623 nmNortheast NE
LimaSun 1:56 PM3238 km2012 miles1748 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Sun 3:56 PM3552 km2207 miles1918 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSun 1:56 PM3863 km2400 miles2086 nmNortheast NE
La PazSun 2:56 PM3951 km2455 miles2133 nmEast E
CórdobaSun 3:56 PM4139 km2572 miles2235 nmEast-southeast ESE
SucreSun 2:56 PM4170 km2591 miles2252 nmEast E
Rio BrancoSun 2:56 PM4245 km2638 miles2292 nmEast-northeast ENE
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