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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 18:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 27' South
Longitude: 97° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.47 meters/second, 1574.9 km/hour, 978.6 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' 51.6"978.35 miwest0° 00' 34.9"0.67 misouth978.32 mi
24 hours0° 03' 26.2"3.74 mieast0° 13' 47.8"15.82 misouth16.25 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 18:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 35' South
Longitude: 27° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.87 meters/second, 1558.3 km/hour, 968.3 miles/hour or 841.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.14 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 27' 41.7"968.21 miwest0° 09' 10.0"10.50 minorth968.60 mi
24 hours12° 30' 20.1"837.29 mieast3° 57' 14.8"271.83 minorth886.79 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 *Sun 1:16 PM1439 km894 miles777 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsSun 12:16 PM2244 km1394 miles1212 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaSun 1:16 PM2382 km1480 miles1286 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoSun 1:16 PM3003 km1866 miles1621 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Sun 3:16 PM3116 km1936 miles1683 nmSoutheast SE
La PazSun 2:16 PM3170 km1970 miles1712 nmEast E
AdamstownSun 10:16 AM3365 km2091 miles1817 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio BrancoSun 2:16 PM3402 km2114 miles1837 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSun 2:16 PM3431 km2132 miles1853 nmEast E
San JoseSun 12:16 PM3587 km2229 miles1937 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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