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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 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 13:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 26' South
Longitude: 29° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.85 meters/second, 1554.6 km/hour, 966.0 miles/hour or 839.4 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.10 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.0"965.71 miwest0° 00' 25.6"0.49 misouth965.69 mi
24 hours0° 05' 15.8"5.65 mieast0° 10' 02.6"11.52 misouth12.83 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 13:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 26' North
Longitude: 149° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.80 meters/second, 1514.9 km/hour, 941.3 miles/hour or 818.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.69 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 minorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 57.6"941.06 miwest0° 02' 20.1"2.68 minorth940.94 mi
24 hours11° 39' 58.1"756.39 mieast0° 29' 38.2"33.98 minorth755.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorWed 10:46 AM1319 km820 miles712 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 11:46 AM1396 km867 miles754 nmWest W
RecifeWed 10:46 AM1575 km979 miles851 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Wed 11:46 AM1753 km1089 miles947 nmWest W
Brasilia *Wed 11:46 AM2012 km1250 miles1086 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaWed 10:46 AM2178 km1353 miles1176 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownWed 1:46 PM2603 km1618 miles1406 nmEast E
Asuncion *Wed 10:46 AM2879 km1789 miles1554 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Wed 11:46 AM2980 km1852 miles1609 nmSouthwest SW
BelémWed 10:46 AM3003 km1866 miles1622 nmNorthwest NW
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