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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 19:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 27' South
Longitude: 112° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.44 meters/second, 1574.8 km/hour, 978.5 miles/hour or 850.3 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"978.29 miwest0° 00' 34.9"0.67 misouth978.26 mi
24 hours0° 03' 26.7"3.75 mieast0° 13' 46.9"15.80 misouth16.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 19:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 26' South
Longitude: 42° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.22 meters/second, 1559.6 km/hour, 969.1 miles/hour or 842.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.15 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 27' 47.3"968.98 miwest0° 09' 14.4"10.59 minorth969.37 mi
24 hours12° 28' 13.4"835.51 mieast3° 58' 36.9"273.39 minorth885.51 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 2:16 PM922 km573 miles498 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownSun 11:16 AM1873 km1164 miles1011 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 1:16 PM3269 km2031 miles1765 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteSun 9:16 AM3867 km2403 miles2088 nmWest W
LimaSun 2:16 PM3926 km2439 miles2120 nmEast E
QuitoSun 2:16 PM4316 km2682 miles2331 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Sun 4:16 PM4456 km2769 miles2406 nmEast-southeast ESE
San SalvadorSun 1:16 PM4496 km2794 miles2428 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaSun 1:16 PM4497 km2794 miles2428 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSun 1:16 PM4537 km2819 miles2450 nmNortheast NE
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