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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 20:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 21' South, Longitude: 122° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.92 meters/second, 1533.3 km/hour, 952.7 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"952.38 miwest0° 00' 05.3"0.10 misouth952.38 mi
24 hours0° 07' 21.8"7.80 mieast0° 01' 56.3"2.22 misouth8.11 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 20:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 55' South, Longitude: 73° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.77 meters/second, 1576.0 km/hour, 979.3 miles/hour or 851.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.32 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 27' 59.1"979.20 miwest0° 10' 33.8"12.10 minorth979.59 mi
24 hours12° 24' 03.4"839.42 mieast4° 25' 26.1"304.07 minorth898.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSun 12:06 PM768 km477 miles415 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:06 PM1415 km879 miles764 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteSun 10:06 AM2864 km1780 miles1547 nmWest W
RarotongaSun 10:06 AM3810 km2367 miles2057 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsSun 2:06 PM4359 km2709 miles2354 nmEast-northeast ENE
KiritimatiMon 10:06 AM4669 km2901 miles2521 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiSun 9:06 AM4897 km3043 miles2644 nmWest W
LimaSun 3:06 PM4988 km3099 miles2693 nmEast E
Santiago *Sun 5:06 PM5174 km3215 miles2794 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Mon 10:06 AM5253 km3264 miles2836 nmWest W
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