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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 = Monday, November 12, 2012 at 6:26:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, November 12, 2012 at 18:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 57' South, Longitude: 100° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.36 meters/second, 1588.9 km/hour, 987.3 miles/hour or 857.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.45 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miSouth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.7"987.02 miWest0° 00' 39.9"0.76 miSouth986.99 mi
24 hours0° 02' 11.7"2.41 miEast0° 15' 48.3"18.12 miSouth18.28 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 12, 2012 at 18:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 52' South, Longitude: 117° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.96 meters/second, 1551.5 km/hour, 964.0 miles/hour or 837.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"16.07 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.18 miSouth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 24' 51.8"963.76 miWest0° 09' 36.5"11.01 miSouth963.46 mi
24 hours14° 25' 16.4"964.21 miEast3° 20' 45.9"230.09 miSouth983.46 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 *Mon 1:26 PM1363 km847 miles736 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsMon 12:26 PM2227 km1384 miles1203 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaMon 1:26 PM2597 km1614 miles1402 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoMon 1:26 PM3099 km1925 miles1673 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownMon 10:26 AM3166 km1967 miles1710 nmWest-southwest WSW
Santiago *Mon 3:26 PM3426 km2129 miles1850 nmSoutheast SE
La PazMon 2:26 PM3435 km2134 miles1855 nmEast E
San JoseMon 12:26 PM3569 km2218 miles1927 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoMon 2:26 PM3627 km2254 miles1958 nmEast E
ManaguaMon 12:26 PM3675 km2284 miles1984 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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