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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 Friday, November 16, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 56' South, Longitude: 60° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.81 meters/second, 1579.7 km/hour, 981.6 miles/hour or 853.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.36 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.6"981.36 miwest0° 00' 36.7"0.70 misouth981.33 mi
24 hours0° 03' 00.6"3.29 mieast0° 14' 31.7"16.66 misouth16.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 11' South, Longitude: 19° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.67 meters/second, 1503.6 km/hour, 934.3 miles/hour or 811.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.57 miwest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 minorth15.57 mi
1 hour14° 23' 09.9"934.09 miwest0° 03' 40.8"4.22 minorth934.29 mi
24 hours14° 22' 14.3"933.09 mieast2° 04' 54.4"143.20 minorth949.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San Ignacio de VelascoFri 11:46 AM287 km178 miles155 nmNorth N
Santa CruzFri 11:46 AM306 km190 miles165 nmWest-northwest WNW
SucreFri 11:46 AM496 km308 miles268 nmWest W
Asuncion *Fri 12:46 PM764 km475 miles412 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SaltaFri 12:46 PM818 km508 miles442 nmSouthwest SW
La PazFri 11:46 AM848 km527 miles458 nmWest-northwest WNW
TucumánFri 12:46 PM995 km618 miles537 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Rio BrancoFri 11:46 AM1263 km785 miles682 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Fri 1:46 PM1390 km864 miles751 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaFri 12:46 PM1429 km888 miles772 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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