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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

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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 of the movement is currently 437.50 meters/second, 1575.0 km/hour, 978.7 miles/hour or 850.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.31 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 of the movement is currently 432.46 meters/second, 1556.9 km/hour, 967.4 miles/hour or 840.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaSun 12:06 PM882 km548 miles476 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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 PM1815 km1128 miles980 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GuayaquilSun 12:06 PM1905 km1184 miles1028 nmNorth N
CórdobaSun 2:06 PM2082 km1294 miles1124 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoSun 12:06 PM2132 km1324 miles1151 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsSun 11:06 AM2294 km1425 miles1239 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Sun 2:06 PM2405 km1495 miles1299 nmEast-southeast ESE
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