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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 19:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 21' South, Longitude: 107° 47' 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' 57.5"2.25 misouth8.11 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 19:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 05' South, Longitude: 58° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.44 meters/second, 1574.8 km/hour, 978.5 miles/hour or 850.3 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' 53.4"978.46 miwest0° 10' 30.5"12.04 minorth978.85 mi
24 hours12° 26' 06.9"841.20 mieast4° 24' 30.0"303.00 minorth899.81 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 2:06 PM442 km275 miles239 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownSun 11:06 AM2273 km1412 miles1227 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsSun 1:06 PM3167 km1968 miles1710 nmNortheast NE
LimaSun 2:06 PM3483 km2164 miles1880 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Sun 4:06 PM3782 km2350 miles2042 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSun 2:06 PM4069 km2528 miles2197 nmNortheast NE
La PazSun 3:06 PM4206 km2614 miles2271 nmEast E
CórdobaSun 4:06 PM4377 km2720 miles2363 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteSun 9:06 AM4393 km2730 miles2372 nmWest W
SucreSun 3:06 PM4425 km2750 miles2389 nmEast E
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