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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.

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 13:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 40' South, Longitude: 21° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.83 meters/second, 1615.8 km/hour, 1004.0 miles/hour or 872.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.73 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.6"1003.89 miwest0° 00' 47.5"0.91 misouth1003.86 mi
24 hours0° 00' 11.6"0.22 miwest0° 18' 55.0"21.68 misouth21.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 13:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 38' North, Longitude: 170° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.25 meters/second, 1512.9 km/hour, 940.1 miles/hour or 816.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.67 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 minorth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.6"939.83 miwest0° 01' 48.0"2.06 minorth939.74 mi
24 hours11° 39' 22.2"754.79 mieast0° 16' 34.4"19.01 minorth754.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeThu 10:08 AM1642 km1020 miles887 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownThu 1:08 PM1687 km1048 miles911 nmEast E
SalvadorThu 10:08 AM1858 km1155 miles1003 nmWest W
FortalezaThu 10:08 AM2240 km1392 miles1210 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 11:08 AM2472 km1536 miles1335 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaThu 1:08 PM2597 km1614 miles1402 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 1:08 PM2713 km1686 miles1465 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryThu 1:08 PM2804 km1742 miles1514 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Thu 11:08 AM2829 km1758 miles1527 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Thu 11:08 AM2848 km1770 miles1538 nmWest W
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