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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 15, 2012 at 15:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 42' South, Longitude: 62° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.45 meters/second, 1582.0 km/hour, 983.0 miles/hour or 854.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.38 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.2"982.74 miwest0° 00' 37.5"0.72 misouth982.71 mi
24 hours0° 02' 48.4"3.07 mieast0° 14' 52.0"17.04 misouth17.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 55' South, Longitude: 36° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.15 meters/second, 1494.5 km/hour, 928.7 miles/hour or 807.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.9"15.48 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 misouth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 22' 00.7"928.36 miwest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 minorth928.36 mi
24 hours15° 00' 29.1"969.76 mieast0° 44' 09.8"50.64 minorth973.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Santa CruzThu 11:56 AM108 km67 miles58 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SucreThu 11:56 AM260 km162 miles141 nmWest W
San Ignacio de VelascoThu 11:56 AM323 km201 miles175 nmNortheast NE
La PazThu 11:56 AM614 km381 miles331 nmWest-northwest WNW
SaltaThu 12:56 PM725 km451 miles391 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Asuncion *Thu 12:56 PM904 km562 miles488 nmSoutheast SE
RiberaltaThu 11:56 AM919 km571 miles496 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TucumánThu 12:56 PM933 km580 miles504 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Rio BrancoThu 11:56 AM1104 km686 miles596 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CórdobaThu 12:56 PM1416 km880 miles764 nmSouth S
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