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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 Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 13:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 40' South, Longitude: 23° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.83 meters/second, 1615.8 km/hour, 1004.0 miles/hour or 872.4 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"1003.81 miwest0° 00' 47.5"0.91 misouth1003.78 mi
24 hours0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miwest0° 18' 54.8"21.67 misouth21.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 13:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 38' North, Longitude: 173° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.24 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"939.73 miwest0° 01' 47.1"2.05 minorth939.64 mi
24 hours11° 39' 23.1"754.73 mieast0° 16' 13.8"18.61 minorth754.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeThu 10:18 AM1429 km888 miles772 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorThu 10:18 AM1620 km1006 miles875 nmWest W
JamestownThu 1:18 PM1925 km1196 miles1039 nmEast E
FortalezaThu 10:18 AM2039 km1267 miles1101 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 11:18 AM2257 km1402 miles1218 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Thu 11:18 AM2610 km1622 miles1410 nmWest W
São Paulo *Thu 11:18 AM2612 km1623 miles1410 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaThu 1:18 PM2716 km1688 miles1467 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 1:18 PM2804 km1743 miles1514 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryThu 1:18 PM2887 km1794 miles1559 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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