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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 = Monday, December 17, 2012 at 7:06:00 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 Monday, December 17, 2012 at 19:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 23' South, Longitude: 107° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.82 meters/second, 1532.9 km/hour, 952.5 miles/hour or 827.7 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' 41.5"952.09 miWest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 miSouth952.09 mi
24 hours0° 07' 23.8"7.83 miEast0° 01' 29.3"1.71 miSouth8.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 17, 2012 at 19:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 41' South, Longitude: 46° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.37 meters/second, 1599.7 km/hour, 994.0 miles/hour or 863.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"16.57 miWest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 miNorth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 29' 56.8"993.93 miWest0° 11' 26.5"13.11 miNorth994.23 mi
24 hours11° 42' 03.5"802.12 miEast4° 38' 36.0"319.06 miNorth866.49 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 *Mon 2:06 PM455 km283 miles246 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownMon 11:06 AM2313 km1437 miles1249 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsMon 1:06 PM3143 km1953 miles1697 nmNortheast NE
LimaMon 2:06 PM3444 km2140 miles1860 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Mon 4:06 PM3745 km2327 miles2022 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoMon 2:06 PM4038 km2509 miles2180 nmNortheast NE
La PazMon 3:06 PM4165 km2588 miles2249 nmEast E
CórdobaMon 4:06 PM4336 km2694 miles2341 nmEast-southeast ESE
SucreMon 3:06 PM4384 km2724 miles2367 nmEast E
San JoseMon 1:06 PM4474 km2780 miles2416 nmNortheast NE

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