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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 = Friday, December 21, 2012 at 6:36:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 21, 2012 at 18:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 99° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.1 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 miNorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.71 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miNorth951.71 mi
24 hours0° 07' 27.1"7.89 miEast0° 00' 22.8"0.44 miNorth7.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 21, 2012 at 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 01' North, Longitude: 5° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.18 meters/second, 1595.4 km/hour, 991.4 miles/hour or 861.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.52 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.18 miNorth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 33' 04.9"991.21 miWest0° 09' 37.6"11.03 miNorth991.03 mi
24 hours10° 49' 04.2"736.92 miEast3° 35' 53.4"247.33 miNorth772.99 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 *Fri 1:36 PM1080 km671 miles583 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaFri 1:36 PM2678 km1664 miles1446 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:36 PM2708 km1683 miles1462 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Fri 3:36 PM3013 km1872 miles1627 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownFri 10:36 AM3118 km1937 miles1684 nmWest W
La PazFri 2:36 PM3353 km2083 miles1810 nmEast E
QuitoFri 1:36 PM3419 km2124 miles1846 nmNortheast NE
SucreFri 2:36 PM3567 km2217 miles1926 nmEast E
CórdobaFri 3:36 PM3575 km2221 miles1930 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoFri 2:36 PM3669 km2280 miles1981 nmEast-northeast ENE

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