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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 = Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 6:56:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 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"952.33 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 of the movement is currently 437.38 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' 52.4"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 zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Sun 1:56 PM601 km374 miles325 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSun 10:56 AM2553 km1587 miles1379 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsSun 12:56 PM2990 km1858 miles1614 nmNortheast NE
LimaSun 1:56 PM3211 km1995 miles1734 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Sun 3:56 PM3528 km2192 miles1905 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSun 1:56 PM3840 km2386 miles2074 nmNortheast NE
La PazSun 2:56 PM3923 km2437 miles2118 nmEast E
CórdobaSun 3:56 PM4111 km2554 miles2220 nmEast-southeast ESE
SucreSun 2:56 PM4141 km2573 miles2236 nmEast E
Rio BrancoSun 2:56 PM4217 km2620 miles2277 nmEast-northeast ENE

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