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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 6:56:00 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 18:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 13' South, Longitude: 107° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.09 meters/second, 1577.1 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"979.67 miWest0° 00' 35.8"0.68 miSouth979.64 mi
24 hours0° 03' 14.4"3.53 miEast0° 14' 08.3"16.21 miSouth16.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 18:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 45' South, Longitude: 50° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.92 meters/second, 1529.7 km/hour, 950.5 miles/hour or 826.0 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' 27.3"950.31 miWest0° 07' 04.3"8.11 miNorth950.65 mi
24 hours13° 22' 34.7"881.29 miEast3° 16' 02.1"224.66 miNorth916.77 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 1:56 PM887 km551 miles479 nmSouth S
AdamstownSat 10:56 AM2395 km1488 miles1293 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSat 12:56 PM2830 km1759 miles1528 nmNortheast NE
LimaSat 1:56 PM3378 km2099 miles1824 nmEast E
QuitoSat 1:56 PM3818 km2372 miles2061 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Sat 3:56 PM3995 km2482 miles2157 nmEast-southeast ESE
San JoseSat 12:56 PM4137 km2571 miles2234 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 12:56 PM4168 km2590 miles2251 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSat 12:56 PM4189 km2603 miles2262 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSat 12:56 PM4192 km2605 miles2263 nmNortheast NE

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