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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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Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 19:16:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.
  • Different shades of darkness are used to indicate night; these shades are in order from lightest to darkest:
    • Civil Twilight (lightest shade)
    • Nautical Twilight
    • Astronomical Twilight
    • Night, no twilight (darkest)
  • Latitude circles
    • NPC – Northern Polar Circle, or Arctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' N. At locations north of the Arctic Circle, the Sun is visible all day and night during a period before and after the June solstice.
    • NT – Northern Tropic, or Tropic of Cancer, is at latitude 23°26' N and is the northernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during June solstice, around June 21).
    • ST – Southern Tropic, or Tropic of Capricorn, is at latitude 23°26' S and is the southernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during December solstice, around December 21).
    • SPC – Southern Polar Circle, or Antarctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' S. South of this latitude, the Sun is visible all day and night during summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Map is generated based on images from NASA

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 19:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 27' South, Longitude: 112° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.45 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"978.23 miwest0° 00' 34.9"0.67 misouth978.20 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 Latitude: 14° 26' South, Longitude: 41° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.21 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' 47.1"968.90 miwest0° 09' 14.3"10.59 minorth969.29 mi
24 hours12° 28' 15.6"835.48 mieast3° 58' 35.4"273.35 minorth885.48 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 PM911 km566 miles492 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownSun 11:16 AM1900 km1181 miles1026 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 1:16 PM3246 km2017 miles1752 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteSun 9:16 AM3896 km2421 miles2104 nmWest W
LimaSun 2:16 PM3897 km2421 miles2104 nmEast E
QuitoSun 2:16 PM4290 km2666 miles2316 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Sun 4:16 PM4430 km2753 miles2392 nmEast-southeast ESE
San SalvadorSun 1:16 PM4479 km2783 miles2418 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaSun 1:16 PM4480 km2784 miles2419 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSun 1:16 PM4515 km2806 miles2438 nmNortheast NE
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