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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 = Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:24:00 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 Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 17:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 81° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.4 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"951.73 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth951.73 mi
24 hours0° 07' 27.1"7.89 miEast0° 00' 06.7"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° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.73 meters/second, 1611.8 km/hour, 1001.6 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"1001.46 miWest0° 10' 43.8"12.29 miNorth1001.38 mi
24 hours10° 45' 51.3"740.88 miEast4° 06' 10.2"281.95 miNorth789.65 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 PM1345 km836 miles726 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Thu 2:24 PM1535 km954 miles829 nmSoutheast SE
La PazThu 1:24 PM1596 km992 miles862 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreThu 1:24 PM1755 km1090 miles948 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaThu 2:24 PM1925 km1196 miles1039 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoThu 1:24 PM2083 km1294 miles1125 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilThu 12:24 PM2354 km1463 miles1271 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Thu 2:24 PM2428 km1509 miles1311 nmEast E
Buenos AiresThu 2:24 PM2562 km1592 miles1384 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoThu 12:24 PM2589 km1609 miles1398 nmNorth N

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