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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).

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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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° 00' West

The ground speed is currently 425.92 meters/second, 1533.3 kilometres/hour, 952.8 miles/hour or 827.9 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' 41.6"952.33 miWest0° 00' 05.5"0.10 miSouth952.33 mi
24 hours0° 07' 21.7"7.80 miEast0° 01' 57.7"2.25 miSouth8.11 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° 10' West

The ground speed is currently 437.38 meters/second, 1574.6 kilometres/hour, 978.4 miles/hour or 850.2 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' 27.7"16.31 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miNorth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 27' 52.4"978.25 miWest0° 10' 29.9"12.03 miNorth978.65 mi
24 hours12° 26' 29.9"841.47 miEast4° 24' 19.4"302.78 miNorth900.01 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
Easter Island *Sun 1:56 PM601 km374 miles325 nm SW
AdamstownSun 10:56 AM2553 km1587 miles1379 nm W
Galapagos IslandsSun 12:56 PM2990 km1858 miles1614 nm NE
LimaSun 1:56 PM3211 km1995 miles1734 nm ENE
Santiago *Sun 3:56 PM3528 km2192 miles1905 nm ESE
QuitoSun 1:56 PM3840 km2386 miles2074 nm NE
La PazSun 2:56 PM3923 km2437 miles2118 nm E
CórdobaSun 3:56 PM4111 km2554 miles2220 nm ESE
SucreSun 2:56 PM4141 km2573 miles2236 nm E
Rio BrancoSun 2:56 PM4217 km2620 miles2277 nm ENE