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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 Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 06:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 20' South
Longitude: 72° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.77 meters/second, 1576.0 km/hour, 979.3 miles/hour or 851.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.32 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"979.02 miwest0° 00' 35.2"0.68 misouth978.99 mi
24 hours0° 03' 20.5"3.64 mieast0° 13' 57.9"16.01 misouth16.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 06:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 13' South
Longitude: 136° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.95 meters/second, 1544.2 km/hour, 959.5 miles/hour or 833.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"15.99 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 26' 36.6"959.41 miwest0° 08' 14.8"9.45 minorth959.79 mi
24 hours12° 55' 08.7"858.19 mieast3° 39' 30.1"251.53 minorth901.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSun 12:56 PM1328 km825 miles717 nmNorth N
Port LouisSun 10:56 AM1526 km948 miles824 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSun 10:56 AM1742 km1082 miles940 nmWest W
Amsterdam IslandSun 11:56 AM2116 km1315 miles1142 nmSouth-southeast SSE
VictoriaSun 10:56 AM2427 km1508 miles1310 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoSun 9:56 AM2578 km1602 miles1392 nmWest W
MaleSun 11:56 AM2605 km1619 miles1407 nmNorth N
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:26 PM3026 km1880 miles1634 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MoroniSun 9:56 AM3191 km1983 miles1723 nmWest W
Port-aux-FrancaisSun 11:56 AM3334 km2072 miles1800 nmSouth S
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