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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 = Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 6:06:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 18:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 12' South, Longitude: 95° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.11 meters/second, 1577.2 km/hour, 980.0 miles/hour or 851.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.33 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.1"979.72 miWest0° 00' 35.8"0.68 miSouth979.69 mi
24 hours0° 03' 14.0"3.52 miEast0° 14' 09.0"16.22 miSouth16.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 18:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 51' South, Longitude: 38° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.65 meters/second, 1528.8 km/hour, 949.9 miles/hour or 825.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.83 miWest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 miNorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 25' 22.6"949.70 miWest0° 06' 59.0"8.01 miNorth950.05 mi
24 hours13° 24' 29.7"882.92 miEast3° 14' 13.5"222.59 miNorth917.83 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 *Sat 1:06 PM1687 km1048 miles911 nmSouthwest SW
LimaSat 1:06 PM2102 km1306 miles1135 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsSat 12:06 PM2116 km1315 miles1142 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuayaquilSat 1:06 PM2514 km1562 miles1357 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSat 1:06 PM2782 km1728 miles1502 nmNortheast NE
La PazSat 2:06 PM2883 km1792 miles1557 nmEast E
Santiago *Sat 3:06 PM2903 km1804 miles1568 nmSoutheast SE
Rio BrancoSat 2:06 PM3118 km1938 miles1684 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSat 2:06 PM3148 km1956 miles1700 nmEast E
CórdobaSat 3:06 PM3389 km2106 miles1830 nmEast-southeast ESE

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