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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° 53' 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"1003.88 miwest0° 00' 47.5"0.91 misouth1003.85 mi
24 hours0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miwest0° 18' 54.8"21.67 misouth21.68 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° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.24 meters/second, 1512.9 km/hour, 940.0 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' 55.5"939.79 miwest0° 01' 47.0"2.05 minorth939.70 mi
24 hours11° 39' 23.1"754.78 mieast0° 16' 11.3"18.56 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 10:18 AM1403 km872 miles757 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorThu 10:18 AM1590 km988 miles858 nmWest W
JamestownThu 1:18 PM1955 km1215 miles1056 nmEast E
FortalezaThu 10:18 AM2015 km1252 miles1088 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 11:18 AM2230 km1386 miles1204 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Thu 11:18 AM2581 km1603 miles1393 nmWest W
São Paulo *Thu 11:18 AM2585 km1606 miles1396 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaThu 1:18 PM2732 km1698 miles1475 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 1:18 PM2817 km1750 miles1521 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryThu 1:18 PM2899 km1802 miles1565 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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