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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 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 26' South, Longitude: 60° 22' 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"984.22 miwest0° 00' 38.3"0.73 misouth984.19 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 Latitude: 20° 08' South, Longitude: 49° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.29 meters/second, 1502.3 km/hour, 933.5 miles/hour or 811.2 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' 02.4"933.14 miwest0° 03' 46.3"4.32 misouth932.97 mi
24 hours15° 13' 53.7"989.24 mieast0° 46' 57.2"53.84 misouth988.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San Ignacio de VelascoWed 11:46 AM237 km147 miles128 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santa CruzWed 11:46 AM307 km191 miles166 nmWest-northwest WNW
SucreWed 11:46 AM521 km324 miles281 nmWest W
Asuncion *Wed 12:46 PM808 km502 miles436 nmSouth-southeast SSE
La PazWed 11:46 AM853 km530 miles460 nmWest-northwest WNW
SaltaWed 12:46 PM875 km543 miles472 nmSouthwest SW
Rio BrancoWed 11:46 AM1234 km766 miles666 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Wed 1:46 PM1360 km845 miles734 nmEast E
CórdobaWed 12:46 PM1488 km924 miles803 nmSouth-southwest SSW
São Paulo *Wed 1:46 PM1535 km954 miles829 nmEast-southeast ESE
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