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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 Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 14:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 16' South, Longitude: 44° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.34 meters/second, 1556.4 km/hour, 967.1 miles/hour or 840.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.12 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.12 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.5"966.75 miwest0° 00' 26.6"0.51 misouth966.72 mi
24 hours0° 05' 06.0"5.48 mieast0° 10' 26.0"11.96 misouth13.16 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 14:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 07' North, Longitude: 124° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.52 meters/second, 1528.3 km/hour, 949.6 miles/hour or 825.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.83 miwest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 minorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.3"949.32 miwest0° 04' 26.1"5.09 minorth949.12 mi
24 hours11° 31' 47.1"753.71 mieast1° 21' 37.9"93.59 minorth756.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Juiz de Fora *Tue 12:46 PM133 km83 miles72 nmEast-southeast ESE
Volta Redonda *Tue 12:46 PM146 km91 miles79 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Belo Horizonte *Tue 12:46 PM181 km112 miles98 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Niterói *Tue 12:46 PM234 km146 miles127 nmSoutheast SE
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:46 PM235 km146 miles127 nmSoutheast SE
Pirassununga *Tue 12:46 PM309 km192 miles167 nmWest-southwest WSW
Campinas *Tue 12:46 PM320 km199 miles173 nmSouthwest SW
São Paulo *Tue 12:46 PM334 km207 miles180 nmSouthwest SW
Santos *Tue 12:46 PM351 km218 miles190 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Vitória *Tue 12:46 PM449 km279 miles242 nmEast-northeast ENE
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