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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 8:32:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 20:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 55' South, Longitude: 131° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.18 meters/second, 1570.2 km/hour, 975.7 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"975.37 miWest0° 00' 33.0"0.63 miSouth975.34 mi
24 hours0° 03' 50.9"4.18 miEast0° 13' 02.4"14.95 miSouth15.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 20:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 50' South, Longitude: 36° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.91 meters/second, 1608.9 km/hour, 999.7 miles/hour or 868.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.66 miWest0° 00' 11.2"0.21 miNorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 36.7"999.63 miWest0° 11' 15.6"12.90 miNorth999.88 mi
24 hours11° 07' 40.8"765.75 miEast4° 32' 16.2"311.80 miNorth828.92 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsTue 11:32 AM502 km312 miles271 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownTue 12:32 PM589 km366 miles318 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteTue 10:32 AM1918 km1192 miles1036 nmWest W
Easter Island *Tue 3:32 PM2398 km1490 miles1295 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaTue 10:32 AM2944 km1829 miles1590 nmWest W
KiritimatiWed 10:32 AM3707 km2304 miles2002 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiTue 9:32 AM4022 km2499 miles2172 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 10:32 AM4329 km2690 miles2338 nmWest W
NukualofaWed 9:32 AM4541 km2822 miles2452 nmWest W
Suva *Wed 9:32 AM5252 km3263 miles2836 nmWest W

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