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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 13:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 10' South
Longitude: 25° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.23 meters/second, 1577.6 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"980.06 miwest0° 00' 36.0"0.69 misouth980.03 mi
24 hours0° 03' 11.6"3.48 mieast0° 14' 13.1"16.30 misouth16.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 13:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 22' South
Longitude: 29° 00' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.19 meters/second, 1523.5 km/hour, 946.6 miles/hour or 822.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.78 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 minorth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 24' 56.4"946.48 miwest0° 06' 27.8"7.41 minorth946.80 mi
24 hours13° 35' 14.5"892.12 mieast3° 03' 36.8"210.45 minorth923.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorSat 10:24 AM1596 km992 miles862 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSat 10:24 AM1623 km1009 miles877 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 11:24 AM1934 km1202 miles1044 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownSat 1:24 PM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmEast E
FortalezaSat 10:24 AM2255 km1401 miles1218 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Sat 11:24 AM2293 km1425 miles1238 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Sat 11:24 AM2456 km1526 miles1326 nmWest W
MonroviaSat 1:24 PM3220 km2001 miles1738 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BelémSat 10:24 AM3223 km2003 miles1741 nmNorthwest NW
FreetownSat 1:24 PM3319 km2063 miles1792 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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