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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 Friday, November 16, 2012 at 13:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 55' South, Longitude: 25° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.87 meters/second, 1579.9 km/hour, 981.7 miles/hour or 853.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.36 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.7"981.50 miwest0° 00' 36.8"0.70 misouth981.47 mi
24 hours0° 02' 59.5"3.26 mieast0° 14' 33.8"16.70 misouth17.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 13:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 20' South, Longitude: 14° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.23 meters/second, 1502.0 km/hour, 933.3 miles/hour or 811.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.56 miwest0° 00' 03.2"0.06 minorth15.56 mi
1 hour14° 23' 00.3"933.10 miwest0° 03' 20.5"3.83 minorth933.28 mi
24 hours14° 26' 51.5"937.27 mieast1° 57' 34.1"134.79 minorth952.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorFri 10:24 AM1580 km982 miles853 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeFri 10:24 AM1600 km994 miles864 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:24 AM1937 km1203 miles1046 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownFri 1:24 PM2080 km1292 miles1123 nmEast E
FortalezaFri 10:24 AM2232 km1387 miles1205 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Fri 11:24 AM2296 km1426 miles1240 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Fri 11:24 AM2449 km1522 miles1322 nmWest W
MonroviaFri 1:24 PM3199 km1988 miles1727 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BelémFri 10:24 AM3204 km1991 miles1730 nmNorthwest NW
FreetownFri 1:24 PM3297 km2049 miles1780 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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