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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 Monday, November 12, 2012 at 13:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 54' South
Longitude: 25° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.50 meters/second, 1589.4 km/hour, 987.6 miles/hour or 858.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.46 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.8"987.40 miwest0° 00' 40.0"0.77 misouth987.37 mi
24 hours0° 02' 09.1"2.36 mieast0° 15' 52.2"18.19 misouth18.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 12, 2012 at 13:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 02' South
Longitude: 45° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.76 meters/second, 1557.9 km/hour, 968.1 miles/hour or 841.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.13 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 25' 17.4"967.86 miwest0° 10' 03.6"11.53 misouth967.57 mi
24 hours14° 15' 52.4"957.33 mieast3° 33' 53.7"245.14 misouth980.38 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeMon 10:26 AM1469 km913 miles793 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorMon 10:26 AM1474 km916 miles796 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 11:26 AM1906 km1184 miles1029 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaMon 10:26 AM2101 km1306 miles1134 nmNorthwest NW
JamestownMon 1:26 PM2141 km1330 miles1156 nmEast E
São Paulo *Mon 11:26 AM2264 km1407 miles1223 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Mon 11:26 AM2372 km1474 miles1281 nmWest W
BelémMon 10:26 AM3082 km1915 miles1664 nmNorthwest NW
MonroviaMon 1:26 PM3139 km1951 miles1695 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownMon 1:26 PM3224 km2003 miles1741 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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