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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 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 26' South
Longitude: 60° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.11 meters/second, 1584.4 km/hour, 984.5 miles/hour or 855.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.41 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.8"984.29 miwest0° 00' 38.3"0.73 misouth984.26 mi
24 hours0° 02' 35.6"2.84 mieast0° 15' 11.9"17.42 misouth17.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 08' South
Longitude: 49° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.29 meters/second, 1502.2 km/hour, 933.5 miles/hour or 811.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.0"15.56 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 misouth15.56 mi
1 hour14° 22' 02.3"933.20 miwest0° 03' 46.0"4.32 misouth933.02 mi
24 hours15° 13' 53.8"989.30 mieast0° 46' 52.9"53.76 misouth988.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Santa CruzWed 11:46 AM279 km173 miles150 nmWest-northwest WNW
SucreWed 11:46 AM492 km306 miles266 nmWest W
Asuncion *Wed 12:46 PM819 km509 miles442 nmSouth-southeast SSE
La PazWed 11:46 AM824 km512 miles445 nmWest-northwest WNW
SaltaWed 12:46 PM858 km533 miles463 nmSouthwest SW
Rio BrancoWed 11:46 AM1214 km754 miles656 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Wed 1:46 PM1389 km863 miles750 nmEast E
CórdobaWed 12:46 PM1481 km920 miles799 nmSouth-southwest SSW
São Paulo *Wed 1:46 PM1562 km971 miles843 nmEast-southeast ESE
RosarioWed 12:46 PM1607 km999 miles868 nmSouth S
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