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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 8:06:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 30' 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"952.32 miWest0° 00' 05.3"0.10 miSouth952.31 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° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.76 meters/second, 1576.0 km/hour, 979.3 miles/hour or 850.9 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' 58.9"979.12 miWest0° 10' 33.7"12.10 miNorth979.51 mi
24 hours12° 24' 05.6"839.39 miEast4° 25' 25.1"304.03 miNorth898.37 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 PM796 km494 miles430 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:06 PM1388 km863 miles750 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteSun 10:06 AM2892 km1797 miles1562 nmWest W
RarotongaSun 10:06 AM3839 km2385 miles2073 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsSun 2:06 PM4335 km2693 miles2340 nmEast-northeast ENE
KiritimatiMon 10:06 AM4693 km2916 miles2534 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiSun 9:06 AM4926 km3061 miles2660 nmWest W
LimaSun 3:06 PM4960 km3082 miles2678 nmEast E
Santiago *Sun 5:06 PM5149 km3200 miles2780 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Mon 10:06 AM5281 km3282 miles2852 nmWest W

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