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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 19:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 41' South, Longitude: 110° 06' 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"976.83 miwest0° 00' 34.0"0.65 misouth976.81 mi
24 hours0° 03' 38.5"3.96 mieast0° 13' 25.7"15.39 misouth15.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 19, 2012 at 19:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 29' South, Longitude: 27° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.88 meters/second, 1587.2 km/hour, 986.2 miles/hour or 857.0 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' 52.3"986.11 miwest0° 10' 34.2"12.11 minorth986.46 mi
24 hours11° 42' 59.4"796.95 mieast4° 22' 35.8"300.77 minorth856.34 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 2:06 PM823 km512 miles445 nmSouth S
AdamstownMon 11:06 AM2142 km1331 miles1156 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsMon 1:06 PM3051 km1896 miles1647 nmNortheast NE
LimaMon 2:06 PM3634 km2258 miles1962 nmEast E
QuitoMon 2:06 PM4062 km2524 miles2193 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteMon 9:06 AM4163 km2587 miles2248 nmWest W
Santiago *Mon 4:06 PM4184 km2600 miles2259 nmEast-southeast ESE
San JoseMon 1:06 PM4344 km2699 miles2345 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorMon 1:06 PM4345 km2700 miles2346 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaMon 1:06 PM4357 km2707 miles2353 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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