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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 Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 17:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 81° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.4 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' 00.8"0.02 misouth951.79 mi
24 hours0° 07' 27.1"7.89 mieast0° 00' 06.6"0.13 misouth7.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 17:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 43' North, Longitude: 12° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.73 meters/second, 1611.8 km/hour, 1001.5 miles/hour or 870.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.69 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.21 minorth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 33' 01.4"1001.52 miwest0° 10' 43.7"12.29 minorth1001.44 mi
24 hours10° 45' 51.3"740.93 mieast4° 06' 09.0"281.95 minorth789.69 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaThu 12:24 PM1356 km843 miles732 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Thu 2:24 PM1552 km965 miles838 nmSoutheast SE
La PazThu 1:24 PM1621 km1008 miles876 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreThu 1:24 PM1783 km1108 miles963 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaThu 2:24 PM1951 km1212 miles1053 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoThu 1:24 PM2103 km1307 miles1136 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilThu 12:24 PM2356 km1464 miles1272 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Thu 2:24 PM2456 km1526 miles1326 nmEast E
Buenos AiresThu 2:24 PM2586 km1607 miles1396 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoThu 12:24 PM2591 km1610 miles1399 nmNorth N
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