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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 13:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 24' South
Longitude: 22° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.60 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"978.65 miwest0° 00' 35.0"0.67 misouth978.62 mi
24 hours0° 03' 23.7"3.69 mieast0° 13' 52.3"15.90 misouth16.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 13:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 20' South
Longitude: 44° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.14 meters/second, 1552.1 km/hour, 964.4 miles/hour or 838.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.07 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 27' 13.2"964.33 miwest0° 08' 47.1"10.07 minorth964.72 mi
24 hours12° 41' 05.9"846.36 mieast3° 49' 55.6"263.46 minorth893.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSun 10:16 AM1794 km1115 miles969 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSun 10:16 AM1805 km1122 miles975 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownSun 1:16 PM1868 km1160 miles1008 nmEast E
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 11:16 AM2136 km1327 miles1153 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSun 10:16 AM2425 km1507 miles1309 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Sun 11:16 AM2494 km1550 miles1347 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Sun 11:16 AM2674 km1661 miles1444 nmWest W
MonroviaSun 1:16 PM3140 km1951 miles1696 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 1:16 PM3263 km2028 miles1762 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySun 1:16 PM3354 km2084 miles1811 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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