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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 3:56:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 15:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 27' South, Longitude: 62° 52' West

The ground speed is currently 440.11 meters/second, 1584.4 kilometres/hour, 984.5 miles/hour or 855.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.41 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.8"984.21 miWest0° 00' 38.3"0.73 miSouth984.18 mi
24 hours0° 02' 35.6"2.84 miEast0° 15' 11.7"17.42 miSouth17.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 09' South, Longitude: 51° 51' West

The ground speed is currently 417.26 meters/second, 1502.1 kilometres/hour, 933.4 miles/hour or 811.1 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.9"15.56 miWest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 miSouth15.56 mi
1 hour14° 22' 02.2"933.08 miWest0° 03' 44.6"4.29 miSouth932.90 mi
24 hours15° 13' 54.2"989.18 miEast0° 46' 19.1"53.11 miSouth988.13 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Santa CruzWed 11:56 AM80 km50 miles43 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SucreWed 11:56 AM262 km163 miles141 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Ignacio de VelascoWed 11:56 AM305 km189 miles165 nmNortheast NE
CochabambaWed 11:56 AM368 km229 miles199 nmWest-northwest WNW
Fuerte Olimpo *Wed 12:56 PM597 km371 miles322 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazWed 11:56 AM599 km372 miles324 nmWest-northwest WNW
SaltaWed 12:56 PM751 km466 miles405 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Pedro Juan Caballero *Wed 12:56 PM871 km541 miles470 nmEast-southeast ESE
RiberaltaWed 11:56 AM891 km554 miles481 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Wed 12:56 PM930 km578 miles502 nmSoutheast SE

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