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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 18:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 27' South, Longitude: 105° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.46 meters/second, 1574.8 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"978.25 miwest0° 00' 34.9"0.67 misouth978.23 mi
24 hours0° 03' 26.4"3.74 mieast0° 13' 47.4"15.81 misouth16.25 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 18:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 30' South, Longitude: 34° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.04 meters/second, 1558.9 km/hour, 968.7 miles/hour or 841.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.14 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 27' 44.4"968.52 miwest0° 09' 12.1"10.54 minorth968.91 mi
24 hours12° 29' 19.0"836.37 mieast3° 57' 54.6"272.57 minorth886.11 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 1:46 PM947 km588 miles511 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownSun 10:46 AM2641 km1641 miles1426 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 12:46 PM2663 km1654 miles1438 nmNortheast NE
LimaSun 1:46 PM3118 km1938 miles1684 nmEast E
QuitoSun 1:46 PM3603 km2239 miles1945 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Sun 3:46 PM3750 km2330 miles2025 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazSun 2:46 PM3928 km2441 miles2121 nmEast E
San JoseSun 12:46 PM3988 km2478 miles2154 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSun 12:46 PM4063 km2524 miles2194 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSun 12:46 PM4063 km2525 miles2194 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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