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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 6:24:00 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 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 18:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 13' South, Longitude: 99° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.10 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' 52.0"979.70 miWest0° 00' 35.8"0.68 miSouth979.67 mi
24 hours0° 03' 14.2"3.53 miEast0° 14' 08.8"16.22 miSouth16.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 18:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 49' South, Longitude: 42° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.75 meters/second, 1529.1 km/hour, 950.1 miles/hour or 825.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.84 miWest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 miNorth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 25' 24.2"949.92 miWest0° 07' 01.0"8.04 miNorth950.26 mi
24 hours13° 23' 48.3"882.33 miEast3° 14' 52.8"223.34 miNorth917.45 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 1:24 PM1314 km817 miles710 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsSat 12:24 PM2307 km1433 miles1245 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaSat 1:24 PM2554 km1587 miles1379 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoSat 1:24 PM3126 km1942 miles1688 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownSat 10:24 AM3194 km1985 miles1725 nmWest-southwest WSW
Santiago *Sat 3:24 PM3286 km2042 miles1774 nmSoutheast SE
La PazSat 2:24 PM3357 km2086 miles1812 nmEast E
Rio BrancoSat 2:24 PM3578 km2223 miles1932 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSat 2:24 PM3619 km2249 miles1954 nmEast E
San JoseSat 12:24 PM3651 km2269 miles1972 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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