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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 19:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 21' South, Longitude: 110° 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"952.39 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.10 misouth952.39 mi
24 hours0° 07' 21.7"7.80 mieast0° 01' 57.2"2.24 misouth8.11 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 19:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 03' South, Longitude: 61° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.50 meters/second, 1575.0 km/hour, 978.7 miles/hour or 850.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.31 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 27' 54.4"978.58 miwest0° 10' 31.1"12.05 minorth978.98 mi
24 hours12° 25' 46.3"840.90 mieast4° 24' 39.5"303.18 minorth899.58 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 2:16 PM424 km264 miles229 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownSun 11:16 AM2021 km1256 miles1091 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsSun 1:16 PM3341 km2076 miles1804 nmNortheast NE
LimaSun 2:16 PM3730 km2318 miles2014 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Sun 4:16 PM4013 km2494 miles2167 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteSun 9:16 AM4137 km2571 miles2234 nmWest W
QuitoSun 2:16 PM4282 km2661 miles2312 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazSun 3:16 PM4462 km2772 miles2409 nmEast E
San JoseSun 1:16 PM4658 km2894 miles2515 nmNortheast NE
SucreSun 3:16 PM4681 km2908 miles2527 nmEast E
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