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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 7:16:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 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 miSouth952.32 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 of the movement is currently 437.49 meters/second, 1575.0 km/hour, 978.6 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' 54.3"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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Sun 2:16 PM419 km260 miles226 nmSouth S
AdamstownSun 11:16 AM2049 km1273 miles1106 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsSun 1:16 PM3321 km2063 miles1793 nmNortheast NE
LimaSun 2:16 PM3702 km2300 miles1999 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Sun 4:16 PM3987 km2478 miles2153 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteSun 9:16 AM4166 km2589 miles2249 nmWest W
QuitoSun 2:16 PM4258 km2646 miles2299 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazSun 3:16 PM4433 km2755 miles2394 nmEast E
San JoseSun 1:16 PM4639 km2883 miles2505 nmNortheast NE
SucreSun 3:16 PM4652 km2891 miles2512 nmEast E

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