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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 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 19:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 118° 38' 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"951.79 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 misouth951.79 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 Latitude: 1° 44' North, Longitude: 34° 25' 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"1005.48 miwest0° 11' 22.0"13.02 minorth1005.51 mi
24 hours10° 51' 48.5"751.09 mieast4° 25' 10.3"303.67 minorth808.65 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 PM1020 km634 miles551 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownWed 11:52 AM1179 km733 miles637 nmWest W
PapeeteWed 9:52 AM3286 km2042 miles1774 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsWed 1:52 PM4004 km2488 miles2162 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaWed 9:52 AM4232 km2630 miles2285 nmWest W
LimaWed 2:52 PM4569 km2839 miles2467 nmEast E
Santiago *Wed 4:52 PM4785 km2973 miles2584 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoWed 2:52 PM5037 km3130 miles2720 nmEast-northeast ENE
KiritimatiThu 9:52 AM5040 km3132 miles2721 nmWest-northwest WNW
Mexico CityWed 1:52 PM5192 km3226 miles2803 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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