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Day and Night World Map

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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 18:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 58' South
Longitude: 97° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.74 meters/second, 1579.5 km/hour, 981.4 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"981.21 miwest0° 00' 36.5"0.70 misouth981.18 mi
24 hours0° 03' 01.8"3.31 mieast0° 14' 29.7"16.62 misouth16.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 18:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 02' South
Longitude: 54° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.16 meters/second, 1505.4 km/hour, 935.4 miles/hour or 812.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.59 miwest0° 00' 04.0"0.08 minorth15.59 mi
1 hour14° 23' 20.3"935.21 miwest0° 04' 01.6"4.62 minorth935.42 mi
24 hours14° 17' 16.4"928.64 mieast2° 12' 22.4"151.76 minorth947.14 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 *Fri 1:14 PM1504 km935 miles812 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:14 PM2179 km1354 miles1176 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaFri 1:14 PM2327 km1446 miles1257 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoFri 1:14 PM2936 km1824 miles1585 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Fri 3:14 PM3113 km1935 miles1681 nmSoutheast SE
La PazFri 2:14 PM3128 km1944 miles1689 nmEast E
Rio BrancoFri 2:14 PM3350 km2081 miles1809 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreFri 2:14 PM3394 km2109 miles1833 nmEast E
AdamstownFri 10:14 AM3420 km2125 miles1847 nmWest-southwest WSW
San JoseFri 12:14 PM3522 km2188 miles1901 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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