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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 19:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 21' South, Longitude: 109° 60' 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 miSouth952.32 mi
24 hours0° 07' 21.7"7.80 miEast0° 01' 57.3"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° 04' South, Longitude: 60° 59' West

The ground speed is currently 437.49 meters/second, 1575.0 kilometres/hour, 978.6 miles/hour or 850.4 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' 27.9"16.31 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miNorth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 27' 54.3"978.50 miWest0° 10' 31.0"12.05 miNorth978.89 mi
24 hours12° 25' 48.5"840.87 miEast4° 24' 38.4"303.14 miNorth899.54 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 2:16 PM419 km260 miles226 nm S
AdamstownSun 11:16 AM2049 km1273 miles1106 nm W
Galapagos IslandsSun 1:16 PM3321 km2063 miles1793 nm NE
LimaSun 2:16 PM3702 km2300 miles1999 nm ENE
Santiago *Sun 4:16 PM3989 km2479 miles2154 nm ESE
PapeeteSun 9:16 AM4166 km2588 miles2249 nm W
QuitoSun 2:16 PM4258 km2646 miles2299 nm ENE
La PazSun 3:16 PM4433 km2755 miles2394 nm E
San JoseSun 1:16 PM4639 km2883 miles2505 nm NE
SucreSun 3:16 PM4652 km2891 miles2512 nm E