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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 Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 12:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 24' South, Longitude: 17° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.61 meters/second, 1575.4 km/hour, 978.9 miles/hour or 850.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.32 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"978.67 miwest0° 00' 35.0"0.67 misouth978.64 mi
24 hours0° 03' 23.5"3.69 mieast0° 13' 52.5"15.91 misouth16.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 12:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 22' South, Longitude: 49° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.03 meters/second, 1551.7 km/hour, 964.2 miles/hour or 837.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.07 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 27' 11.2"964.07 miwest0° 08' 45.5"10.04 minorth964.46 mi
24 hours12° 41' 49.6"846.98 mieast3° 49' 24.8"262.87 minorth893.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 12:56 PM1353 km841 miles731 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeSun 9:56 AM2213 km1375 miles1195 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 9:56 AM2305 km1433 miles1245 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 10:56 AM2646 km1644 miles1429 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSun 9:56 AM2832 km1760 miles1529 nmNorthwest NW
MonroviaSun 12:56 PM2950 km1833 miles1593 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Sun 10:56 AM3003 km1866 miles1621 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownSun 12:56 PM3127 km1943 miles1688 nmNorth N
AbidjanSun 12:56 PM3131 km1945 miles1691 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Brasilia *Sun 10:56 AM3198 km1987 miles1727 nmWest W
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