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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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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 20:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 28' South
Longitude: 127° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.42 meters/second, 1574.7 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' 34.8"0.67 misouth978.20 mi
24 hours0° 03' 27.2"3.76 mieast0° 13' 46.0"15.79 misouth16.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 20:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 16' South
Longitude: 56° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.56 meters/second, 1560.8 km/hour, 969.8 miles/hour or 842.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.16 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 27' 53.0"969.75 miwest0° 09' 18.6"10.67 minorth970.14 mi
24 hours12° 26' 07.5"833.74 mieast3° 59' 57.3"274.92 minorth884.25 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSun 12:16 PM659 km410 miles356 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Gambier IslandsSun 11:16 AM833 km518 miles450 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:16 PM2079 km1292 miles1122 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteSun 10:16 AM2293 km1425 miles1238 nmWest W
RarotongaSun 10:16 AM3325 km2066 miles1795 nmWest W
KiritimatiMon 10:16 AM3986 km2477 miles2152 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiSun 9:16 AM4402 km2735 miles2377 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 10:16 AM4705 km2924 miles2541 nmWest W
NukualofaMon 9:16 AM4922 km3058 miles2658 nmWest W
Mexico CitySun 2:16 PM5328 km3311 miles2877 nmNortheast NE
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