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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

UTC time = Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 7:06:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 19:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 54' South, Longitude: 110° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.21 meters/second, 1570.4 km/hour, 975.8 miles/hour or 847.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.26 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.5"975.45 miWest0° 00' 33.0"0.63 miSouth975.43 mi
24 hours0° 03' 50.2"4.16 miEast0° 13' 03.8"14.98 miSouth15.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 19:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 06' South, Longitude: 15° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.65 meters/second, 1607.9 km/hour, 999.1 miles/hour or 868.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.65 miWest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 miNorth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 31' 31.7"999.04 miWest0° 11' 14.4"12.87 miNorth999.30 mi
24 hours11° 09' 17.0"767.22 miEast4° 32' 06.3"311.61 miNorth830.34 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 *Tue 2:06 PM798 km496 miles431 nmSouth S
AdamstownTue 11:06 AM2139 km1329 miles1155 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsTue 1:06 PM3062 km1903 miles1654 nmNortheast NE
LimaTue 2:06 PM3631 km2256 miles1961 nmEast E
QuitoTue 2:06 PM4068 km2528 miles2197 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Tue 4:06 PM4166 km2589 miles2250 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteTue 9:06 AM4168 km2590 miles2250 nmWest W
San JoseTue 1:06 PM4357 km2708 miles2353 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorTue 1:06 PM4362 km2711 miles2355 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaTue 1:06 PM4375 km2718 miles2362 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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