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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 5:56:00 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).

= 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 17:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 26' South, Longitude: 92° 40' West

The ground speed is currently 437.48 meters/second, 1574.9 kilometres/hour, 978.6 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"978.30 miWest0° 00' 34.9"0.67 miSouth978.27 mi
24 hours0° 03' 26.0"3.74 miEast0° 13' 48.2"15.82 miSouth16.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 17:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 38' South, Longitude: 22° 41' West

The ground speed is currently 432.75 meters/second, 1557.9 kilometres/hour, 968.0 miles/hour or 841.2 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"16.13 miWest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 miNorth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 27' 39.7"967.87 miWest0° 09' 08.5"10.47 miNorth968.26 mi
24 hours12° 31' 04.9"837.86 miEast3° 56' 45.4"271.25 miNorth887.17 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 12:56 PM1862 km1157 miles1005 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Sun 12:56 PM1902 km1182 miles1027 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 11:56 AM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmNorth N
GuayaquilSun 12:56 PM2359 km1466 miles1274 nmNortheast NE
La PazSun 1:56 PM2616 km1626 miles1413 nmEast E
QuitoSun 12:56 PM2628 km1633 miles1419 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Sun 2:56 PM2678 km1664 miles1446 nmSoutheast SE
Rio BrancoSun 1:56 PM2868 km1782 miles1549 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSun 1:56 PM2878 km1788 miles1554 nmEast E
CórdobaSun 2:56 PM3144 km1954 miles1698 nmEast-southeast ESE

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