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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 Monday, November 12, 2012 at 16:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 56' South, Longitude: 75° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.40 meters/second, 1589.1 km/hour, 987.4 miles/hour or 858.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.46 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.7"987.12 miwest0° 00' 39.9"0.76 misouth987.09 mi
24 hours0° 02' 10.9"2.40 mieast0° 15' 49.7"18.14 misouth18.30 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 12, 2012 at 16:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 36' South, Longitude: 93° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.55 meters/second, 1553.6 km/hour, 965.4 miles/hour or 838.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"16.09 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 25' 00.2"965.08 miwest0° 09' 45.7"11.18 misouth964.79 mi
24 hours14° 22' 14.4"962.00 mieast3° 25' 10.4"235.14 misouth982.48 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArequipaMon 11:48 AM497 km309 miles269 nmEast-northeast ENE
Machu Picchu PuebloMon 11:48 AM643 km399 miles347 nmNortheast NE
LimaMon 11:48 AM660 km410 miles357 nmNorth N
La PazMon 12:48 PM845 km525 miles456 nmEast E
SucreMon 12:48 PM1134 km704 miles612 nmEast E
Rio BrancoMon 12:48 PM1241 km771 miles670 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilMon 11:48 AM1791 km1113 miles967 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santiago *Mon 1:48 PM1796 km1116 miles970 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CórdobaMon 1:48 PM1908 km1185 miles1030 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoMon 11:48 AM1977 km1229 miles1068 nmNorth N
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