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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 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 13:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 09' South
Longitude: 20° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.24 meters/second, 1577.7 km/hour, 980.3 miles/hour or 851.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.34 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.3"980.08 miwest0° 00' 36.0"0.69 misouth980.05 mi
24 hours0° 03' 11.5"3.48 mieast0° 14' 13.5"16.31 misouth16.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 13:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 24' South
Longitude: 33° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.10 meters/second, 1523.1 km/hour, 946.4 miles/hour or 822.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.77 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 minorth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 24' 54.8"946.28 miwest0° 06' 25.7"7.37 minorth946.60 mi
24 hours13° 35' 55.7"892.71 mieast3° 02' 54.3"209.64 minorth924.23 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 1:06 PM1610 km1000 miles869 nmEast E
RecifeSat 10:06 AM1977 km1228 miles1067 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSat 10:06 AM2040 km1268 miles1102 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 11:06 AM2392 km1486 miles1291 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSat 10:06 AM2602 km1617 miles1405 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Sat 11:06 AM2749 km1708 miles1485 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Sat 11:06 AM2928 km1820 miles1581 nmWest W
MonroviaSat 1:06 PM3012 km1871 miles1626 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 1:06 PM3160 km1964 miles1706 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanSat 1:06 PM3255 km2023 miles1758 nmNortheast NE
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