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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 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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Position of the Sun

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 18:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 58' South, Longitude: 99° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.74 meters/second, 1579.5 km/hour, 981.4 miles/hour or 852.8 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"981.14 miWest0° 00' 36.5"0.70 miSouth981.11 mi
24 hours0° 03' 01.9"3.31 miEast0° 14' 29.5"16.61 miSouth16.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 18:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 01' South, Longitude: 57° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.20 meters/second, 1505.5 km/hour, 935.5 miles/hour or 812.9 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' 21.0"935.21 miWest0° 04' 02.9"4.64 miNorth935.43 mi
24 hours14° 16' 58.4"928.31 miEast2° 12' 49.0"152.25 miNorth946.91 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 1:24 PM1329 km826 miles718 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:24 PM2286 km1421 miles1234 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaFri 1:24 PM2553 km1586 miles1378 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoFri 1:24 PM3113 km1934 miles1681 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownFri 10:24 AM3197 km1986 miles1726 nmWest-southwest WSW
Santiago *Fri 3:24 PM3305 km2054 miles1785 nmSoutheast SE
La PazFri 2:24 PM3362 km2089 miles1815 nmEast E
Rio BrancoFri 2:24 PM3578 km2223 miles1932 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreFri 2:24 PM3627 km2254 miles1958 nmEast E
San JoseFri 12:24 PM3631 km2256 miles1960 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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