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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 Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 14:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 55' South
Longitude: 33° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.33 meters/second, 1538.4 km/hour, 955.9 miles/hour or 830.7 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"955.56 miwest0° 00' 13.5"0.26 misouth955.54 mi
24 hours0° 06' 48.9"7.24 mieast0° 05' 10.4"5.94 misouth9.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 14:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 33' North
Longitude: 146° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 413.77 meters/second, 1489.6 km/hour, 925.6 miles/hour or 804.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"15.43 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.43 mi
1 hour14° 28' 55.1"925.28 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 misouth925.28 mi
24 hours12° 29' 25.3"798.11 mieast0° 35' 04.0"40.22 misouth800.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 12:06 PM982 km610 miles530 nmWest W
Salvador *Sat 12:06 PM1215 km755 miles656 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Sat 12:06 PM1335 km829 miles721 nmWest W
RecifeSat 11:06 AM1644 km1022 miles888 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Sat 12:06 PM1692 km1052 miles914 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaSat 11:06 AM2187 km1359 miles1181 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Sat 11:06 AM2454 km1525 miles1325 nmWest W
Montevideo *Sat 12:06 PM2561 km1592 miles1383 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresSat 11:06 AM2734 km1699 miles1476 nmSouthwest SW
BelémSat 11:06 AM2867 km1782 miles1548 nmNorthwest NW
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