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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 = Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 6:24:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 18:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 43' South, Longitude: 99° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.39 meters/second, 1581.8 km/hour, 982.9 miles/hour or 854.1 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"982.59 miWest0° 00' 37.4"0.72 miSouth982.56 mi
24 hours0° 02' 49.7"3.09 miEast0° 14' 49.8"17.00 miSouth17.28 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 18:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 55' South, Longitude: 72° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.20 meters/second, 1494.7 km/hour, 928.8 miles/hour or 807.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.0"15.48 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miNorth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 22' 04.7"928.47 miWest0° 00' 27.1"0.52 miNorth928.50 mi
24 hours14° 57' 32.0"966.63 miEast0° 53' 06.8"60.90 miNorth971.35 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 1:24 PM1345 km836 miles726 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsThu 12:24 PM2265 km1407 miles1223 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaThu 1:24 PM2551 km1585 miles1378 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoThu 1:24 PM3099 km1926 miles1674 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownThu 10:24 AM3200 km1989 miles1728 nmWest-southwest WSW
Santiago *Thu 3:24 PM3325 km2066 miles1795 nmSoutheast SE
La PazThu 2:24 PM3367 km2092 miles1818 nmEast E
Rio BrancoThu 2:24 PM3577 km2223 miles1932 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseThu 12:24 PM3609 km2243 miles1949 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SucreThu 2:24 PM3635 km2259 miles1963 nmEast E

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