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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, November 1, 2012 at 19:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 44' South, Longitude: 111° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.67 meters/second, 1615.2 km/hour, 1003.6 miles/hour or 872.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.73 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.6"1003.46 miwest0° 00' 47.3"0.91 misouth1003.43 mi
24 hours0° 00' 08.5"0.16 miwest0° 18' 51.4"21.61 misouth21.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 19:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 47' North, Longitude: 102° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.80 meters/second, 1511.3 km/hour, 939.1 miles/hour or 816.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.2"0.02 minorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.8"938.74 miwest0° 01' 13.6"1.41 minorth938.68 mi
24 hours11° 39' 48.2"754.43 mieast0° 02' 39.7"3.05 minorth754.33 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 *Thu 2:08 PM1379 km857 miles745 nmSouth S
AdamstownThu 11:08 AM2290 km1423 miles1237 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:08 PM2817 km1751 miles1521 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaThu 2:08 PM3698 km2298 miles1997 nmEast E
QuitoThu 2:08 PM3930 km2442 miles2122 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuatemalaThu 1:08 PM3958 km2459 miles2137 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 1:08 PM3964 km2463 miles2141 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CityThu 1:08 PM4000 km2485 miles2160 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San JoseThu 1:08 PM4042 km2511 miles2182 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 1:08 PM4043 km2512 miles2183 nmNortheast NE
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