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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 Monday, November 19, 2012 at 18:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 41' South, Longitude: 107° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.83 meters/second, 1572.6 km/hour, 977.2 miles/hour or 849.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.29 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.29 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.1"976.91 miwest0° 00' 34.0"0.65 misouth976.88 mi
24 hours0° 03' 38.4"3.96 mieast0° 13' 25.7"15.40 misouth15.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 19, 2012 at 18:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 31' South, Longitude: 24° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.84 meters/second, 1587.0 km/hour, 986.1 miles/hour or 856.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.44 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 29' 51.6"986.08 miwest0° 10' 33.9"12.10 minorth986.44 mi
24 hours11° 43' 14.3"797.22 mieast4° 22' 29.7"300.68 minorth856.57 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 *Mon 1:56 PM833 km518 miles450 nmSouth S
AdamstownMon 10:56 AM2362 km1467 miles1275 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsMon 12:56 PM2879 km1789 miles1554 nmNortheast NE
LimaMon 1:56 PM3404 km2115 miles1838 nmEast E
QuitoMon 1:56 PM3859 km2398 miles2084 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Mon 3:56 PM3982 km2474 miles2150 nmEast-southeast ESE
San JoseMon 12:56 PM4188 km2602 miles2261 nmNortheast NE
La PazMon 2:56 PM4213 km2618 miles2275 nmEast E
San SalvadorMon 12:56 PM4222 km2623 miles2280 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaMon 12:56 PM4242 km2636 miles2291 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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