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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 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 14:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 26' South, Longitude: 36° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.84 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"965.62 miwest0° 00' 25.6"0.49 misouth965.60 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.1"5.66 mieast0° 10' 02.2"11.51 misouth12.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 14:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 27' North, Longitude: 143° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.75 meters/second, 1514.7 km/hour, 941.2 miles/hour or 817.9 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"0.04 minorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 57.3"940.88 miwest0° 02' 17.6"2.63 minorth940.76 mi
24 hours11° 40' 03.8"756.36 mieast0° 28' 36.0"32.79 minorth755.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Wed 12:14 PM423 km263 miles229 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:14 PM714 km443 miles385 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorWed 11:14 AM962 km598 miles519 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Wed 12:14 PM1073 km667 miles579 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Wed 12:14 PM1357 km843 miles733 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeWed 11:14 AM1485 km923 miles802 nmNorth N
FortalezaWed 11:14 AM1970 km1224 miles1064 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Wed 11:14 AM2204 km1370 miles1190 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Wed 12:14 PM2436 km1514 miles1315 nmSouthwest SW
BelémWed 11:14 AM2567 km1595 miles1386 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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