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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 15, 2012 at 15:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 42' South, Longitude: 57° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.46 meters/second, 1582.1 km/hour, 983.1 miles/hour or 854.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.38 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.2"982.76 miwest0° 00' 37.5"0.72 misouth982.73 mi
24 hours0° 02' 48.1"3.06 mieast0° 14' 52.1"17.05 misouth17.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 15:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 55' South, Longitude: 31° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.14 meters/second, 1494.5 km/hour, 928.6 miles/hour or 807.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.9"15.48 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 22' 00.1"928.35 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth928.35 mi
24 hours15° 00' 51.7"970.17 mieast0° 42' 56.7"49.24 minorth973.70 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 VelascoThu 11:36 AM421 km261 miles227 nmNorthwest NW
Santa CruzThu 11:36 AM576 km358 miles311 nmWest W
Barra do GarçasThu 12:36 PM667 km414 miles360 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Thu 12:36 PM730 km454 miles394 nmSouth S
SucreThu 11:36 AM785 km488 miles424 nmWest W
Brasilia *Thu 1:36 PM1104 km686 miles596 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazThu 11:36 AM1121 km696 miles605 nmWest W
São Paulo *Thu 1:36 PM1281 km796 miles691 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoThu 11:36 AM1445 km898 miles780 nmNorthwest NW
CórdobaThu 12:36 PM1547 km962 miles836 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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