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Day and Night World Map

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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 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 19:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 26' South
Longitude: 118° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.68 meters/second, 1532.4 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.85 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 misouth951.85 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.7"7.88 mieast0° 00' 32.0"0.61 misouth7.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 19:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 1° 45' North
Longitude: 34° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.52 meters/second, 1618.3 km/hour, 1005.5 miles/hour or 873.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.76 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 34.2"1005.54 miwest0° 11' 22.0"13.02 minorth1005.58 mi
24 hours10° 51' 47.9"751.13 mieast4° 25' 09.5"303.68 minorth808.69 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 *Wed 2:52 PM1046 km650 miles565 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownWed 11:52 AM1151 km715 miles622 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteWed 9:52 AM3258 km2024 miles1759 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsWed 1:52 PM4028 km2503 miles2175 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaWed 9:52 AM4204 km2612 miles2270 nmWest W
LimaWed 2:52 PM4597 km2856 miles2482 nmEast E
Santiago *Wed 4:52 PM4811 km2989 miles2598 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiThu 9:52 AM5015 km3116 miles2708 nmWest-northwest WNW
QuitoWed 2:52 PM5063 km3146 miles2734 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico CityWed 1:52 PM5204 km3234 miles2810 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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