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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 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 18:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 13' South
Longitude: 99° 60' 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"979.76 miwest0° 00' 35.8"0.68 misouth979.73 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 49' South
Longitude: 43° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.76 meters/second, 1529.1 km/hour, 950.2 miles/hour or 825.7 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' 24.3"950.00 miwest0° 07' 01.1"8.05 minorth950.34 mi
24 hours13° 23' 45.7"882.36 mieast3° 14' 55.2"223.40 minorth917.49 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 PM1293 km804 miles698 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsSat 12:24 PM2321 km1442 miles1253 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaSat 1:24 PM2583 km1605 miles1395 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoSat 1:24 PM3148 km1956 miles1700 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownSat 10:24 AM3166 km1967 miles1709 nmWest-southwest WSW
Santiago *Sat 3:24 PM3308 km2056 miles1786 nmSoutheast SE
La PazSat 2:24 PM3386 km2104 miles1828 nmEast E
Rio BrancoSat 2:24 PM3607 km2241 miles1948 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSat 2:24 PM3648 km2267 miles1970 nmEast E
San JoseSat 12:24 PM3666 km2278 miles1979 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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