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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 = Friday, November 16, 2012 at 5:24:00 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 Friday, November 16, 2012 at 17:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 57' South, Longitude: 84° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.77 meters/second, 1579.6 km/hour, 981.5 miles/hour or 852.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.36 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.6"981.20 miWest0° 00' 36.7"0.70 miSouth981.17 mi
24 hours0° 03' 01.4"3.30 miEast0° 14' 30.4"16.63 miSouth16.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 17:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 05' South, Longitude: 42° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.99 meters/second, 1504.8 km/hour, 935.0 miles/hour or 812.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.58 miWest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 miNorth15.58 mi
1 hour14° 23' 16.7"934.75 miWest0° 03' 54.4"4.48 miNorth934.95 mi
24 hours14° 19' 00.3"930.12 miEast2° 09' 48.9"148.82 miNorth948.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaFri 12:24 PM1127 km700 miles609 nmNortheast NE
La PazFri 1:24 PM1785 km1109 miles964 nmEast E
GuayaquilFri 12:24 PM1926 km1197 miles1040 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SucreFri 1:24 PM2053 km1276 miles1108 nmEast E
Galapagos IslandsFri 11:24 AM2066 km1284 miles1116 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio BrancoFri 1:24 PM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Fri 2:24 PM2130 km1324 miles1150 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoFri 12:24 PM2181 km1356 miles1178 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CórdobaFri 2:24 PM2486 km1545 miles1342 nmSoutheast SE
Easter Island *Fri 12:24 PM2668 km1658 miles1441 nmWest-southwest WSW

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