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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 Friday, December 21, 2012 at 18:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 26' South
Longitude: 99° 40' 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"951.78 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth951.78 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 01' North
Longitude: 5° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.17 meters/second, 1595.4 km/hour, 991.3 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"991.27 miwest0° 09' 37.5"11.03 minorth991.09 mi
24 hours10° 49' 04.6"736.97 mieast3° 35' 51.8"247.32 minorth773.03 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 PM1054 km655 miles569 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaFri 1:36 PM2704 km1680 miles1460 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:36 PM2720 km1690 miles1469 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Fri 3:36 PM3036 km1887 miles1639 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownFri 10:36 AM3090 km1920 miles1668 nmWest W
La PazFri 2:36 PM3381 km2101 miles1826 nmEast E
QuitoFri 1:36 PM3438 km2137 miles1857 nmNortheast NE
SucreFri 2:36 PM3596 km2234 miles1942 nmEast E
CórdobaFri 3:36 PM3603 km2239 miles1945 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoFri 2:36 PM3696 km2297 miles1996 nmEast-northeast ENE
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