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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 5:06:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 17:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 26' South, Longitude: 80° 10' West

The ground speed is currently 437.50 meters/second, 1575.0 kilometres/hour, 978.7 miles/hour or 850.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.31 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.7"978.35 miWest0° 00' 35.0"0.67 miSouth978.32 mi
24 hours0° 03' 25.7"3.73 miEast0° 13' 48.9"15.84 miSouth16.27 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 17:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 46' South, Longitude: 10° 38' West

The ground speed is currently 432.46 meters/second, 1556.9 kilometres/hour, 967.4 miles/hour or 840.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.12 miWest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 miNorth16.12 mi
1 hour14° 27' 34.9"967.23 miWest0° 09' 04.7"10.40 miNorth967.62 mi
24 hours12° 32' 51.4"839.36 miEast3° 55' 35.0"269.91 miNorth888.24 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaSun 12:06 PM882 km548 miles476 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ArequipaSun 12:06 PM974 km605 miles526 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazSun 1:06 PM1315 km817 miles710 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSun 1:06 PM1567 km974 miles846 nmEast E
Rio BrancoSun 1:06 PM1690 km1050 miles913 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Sun 2:06 PM1817 km1129 miles981 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GuayaquilSun 12:06 PM1905 km1184 miles1029 nmNorth N
CórdobaSun 2:06 PM2080 km1293 miles1123 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoSun 12:06 PM2133 km1325 miles1152 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsSun 11:06 AM2294 km1425 miles1239 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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